Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Mauritania: Presidential majority agrees to aspects of Boulkheir initiative

A delegation of the Coalition of the Presidential Majority (CPM) met Messaoud Ould Boulkheir, President of the National Assembly and the People's Progressive Party Alliance (PPA), at his home on the evening of 9 May to give him their response in writing to his initiative to end the country's political crisis.
The delegation was led by Sheikh Ould Ethmane Ould Abou El Maaly, who holds the rotating presidency of the CPM. He was accompanied by:

Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed Lemine, President of the ruling UPR party;
Naha Mint Hamdi Ould Mouknass, President of the UDP;
Mintata Mint Hedeit, secretary general of RDRP;
Isselmou Ould Moustapha, President of the PCD; and
Lalla Mint Chriv, President of the (burst of) Youth Party.
The CPM's response was said to be broadly favourable and well disposed towards the initiative. A source close to Messaoud Boulkheir said that it was an “acceptable” answer. The consensus among the media reports is that the CPM is clearly willing to engage in dialogue with other parties on all the issues raised by Boulkheir's initiative, with the exception of forming a government of national unity, as long as they conformed to the country's constitution. Most reports described the CPM's response as being “flexible” and “positive”.

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