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Mauritania National Assembly Election

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Mauritania National Assembly Election

The large North African desert country Mauritania will have an election for its National Assembly on 1 September. 146 members will be elected to one or four-year terms. Most of its population is nomadic, but a third of Mauritanians are registered voters. One of the world's poorest nations, Mauritania is also one of the most religiously restricted. It is one of four of the world's official "Islamic Republics." Sunni Islam and Sharia law has ruled the country for more than a thousand years. The government prohibits conversion to Christianity. Those who do so anyway face the death penalty. Mauritanians must not enter non-Muslim households. A caste system grants privileges to certain groups and marginalizes darker-skinned Mauritanians or anyone who holds a worldview other than Islam, including Christians. Islamic terror group AQIM (Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb) operates in Mauritania.  

Sources:

Open Doors World Watch List IFES Election Guide (Mauritania)

Photo: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/mauritania/

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