Mauritania abolishes Senate in referendum
8 August 2017
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Mauritanians decided to abolish the upper house of their parliament, the Senate, in a controversial referendum that was boycotted by the opposition. In the same referendum voters also supported a change to the national flag. The result is seen as a victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is accused by his rivals of trying to extend his mandate, which he denies.
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