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Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
محمد ولد عبد العزيز
Abdel-Aziz in 2014
|8th President of Mauritania|
5 August 2009
|Prime Minister||Moulaye Laghdaf
Yahya Ould Hademine
|Preceded by||Ba Mamadou Mbaré (Acting)|
|12th Chairperson of the African Union|
30 January 2014 – 30 January 2015
|Preceded by||Hailemariam Desalegn|
|Succeeded by||Robert Mugabe|
|President of the High Council of State
Acting President of Mauritania
6 August 2008 – 15 April 2009*
|Prime Minister||Moulaye Laghdaf|
|Preceded by||Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi|
|Succeeded by||Ba Mamadou Mbaré (Acting)|
|Born||20 December 1956
Akjoujt, French West Africa
|Political party||Union for the Republic|
|Spouse(s)||Mariam Mint Ahmed Dit Tekber|
|Years of service||1977–2009|
Following the 2008 coup, Abdel Aziz became President of the High Council of State as part of what was described as a political transition leading to a new election. He resigned from that post in April 2009 in order to stand as a candidate in the July 2009 presidential election, which he won. He was sworn in on 5 August 2009.
Abdel Aziz also served as the Chairman of the African Union from 2014 to 2015.
On July 9, 2020, Mohamed Abdel Aziz was to respond to the convening of a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry tasked with writing a "report". In the aftermath, the Mauritanian justice started to boil in a race against the clock for the construction of the High court of justice, only authorized to judge the president of the republic in the event of high treason.
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