June 23, 2019 / 1:54 PM / 5 months ago

Mauritania gov't declares victory for ruling party candidate

NOUAKCHOTT, June 23 (Reuters) - Mauritania’s government spokesman congratulated the ruling party candidate in Saturday’s elections on being “president-elect”, he wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

“Congratulations to president-elect Mohamed Ould Ghazouani for the trust the people have shown him. We wish him all success in his work,” Communications Minister Sidi Mohamed Ould Maham wrote in Arabic.

Reporting by Kissima Diagana Writing by Tim Cocks Editing by Louise Heavens

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