Puneet Varma

El Wiam

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
El Wiam

El Wiam (French: Parti de l'Entente Démocratique et Sociale, lit. Party of the Democratic and Social Agreement, PEDS) is a political party in Mauritania led by Boïdiel Ould Houmeit.

History

El Wiam was one of the many opposition groups which took part in the 2011 Mauritanian protests, protesting against the authoritarian rule of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The party won ten seats in the 2013 parliamentary elections, emerging as the third largest party in the National Assembly. It nominated Boïdiel Ould Houmeit as its candidate for the 2014 presidential elections. Ould Houmeit finished third out of five candidates with 4.5% of the vote.

References

El Wiam Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Heavenly Creatures
Mauro Antunes
Andrew McDougall
Topics