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Moktar Ould Daddah
مختار ولد داداه
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1st President of Mauritania
In office
28 November 1960 – 10 July 1978
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Mustafa Ould Salek
1st Prime Minister of Mauritania
In office
21 May 1957 – 20 August 1961
President Himself
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Office abolished
(eventually Ahmed Ould Bouceif as Prime Minister in 1979)
Personal details
Born 25 December 1924
Boutilimit, Mauritania, French West Africa
Died 14 October 2003(2003-10-14) (aged 78)
Paris, France
Nationality Mauritanian
Political party Mauritanian People's Party
Relations Ahmed Ould Daddah
(half-brother)

Moktar Ould Daddah (Arabic: مختار ولد داداه Mukhtār Wald Dāddāh; December 25, 1924 – October 14, 2003) was the President of Mauritania from 1960, when his country gained its independence from France, to 1978, when he was removed in a military coup d'etat.

He died in Paris after a long-illness on October 14, 2003 at the age of 78.


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