Mauritania

Mauritanian junta meets with political leaders

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Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The head of the Military Council for Justice and Democracy (CMJD) in Mauritania, Col. Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, said the junta's initial task was to form a transitional government.

In a meeting with representatives of all registered political parties here on Saturday, Vall said the military would discuss with them and civil society organisations thoe articles in the constitution concerning the five-year term of office for president.

The new regime also intends to set up a national independent electoral commission (CNEI) to ensure that elections are open and in compliance with international standards, an official press release from the junta said here Saturday.

"The CMJD leader made very positive promises but what we want is the signing of a comprehensive agreement binding all of us," the chairman of the Union of Forces of Progress (UFP), Mohamed Ould Maouloud, told PANA.

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