A photo of Mauritanian President  Mohamed Ould Ghazouani poses for a portrait while sitting on a chair.

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, poses for a portrait during his political campaign in Atar on June 21, 2024.

Photo by Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty Images.

Everything You Need to Know About Mauritania’s Presidential Election

Mauritania’s incumbent President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani is seeking a second term against six other candidates, including activist Biram Ould Abeid and former Prime Minister Hamadi Ould Mokhtar.