In Mauretania, protests that are mainly organized by young citizens began on January 2011 to call for the implementation of political and social reforms, the end of the corruption and an application of the abolition of slavery. In reaction to the protests, the president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz convened several parliamentary sessions to discuss amendments to the constitution as well as a new electoral law. In March 2012, the parliament approved a series of constitutional amendments that strengthen the power of the parliament and constitutionally criminalize the...
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