Mauritania has been casting a ballot in what may result in the main vote based progress of intensity since the West African nation accomplished autonomy in 1960.
President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz held onto control in an upset in 2008, however has consented to venture down and comply with a two-term point of confinement of office.
In excess of a million people were qualified to cast a ballot on Saturday.
Six competitors are going after the administration.
The leader is Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghazouani, the nation’s guard serve and a nearby partner of the present president, BBC West Africa reporter Louise Dewast reports.
Restriction hopefuls likewise participated in a push seen as a positive advance ahead, in the wake of boycotting a few past surveys.
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The five different competitors incorporate previous Prime Minister Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar, and a notable extremist and abolitionist subjection campaigner, Biram Dah Abeid.
The nation’s constituent bonus guaranteed a free and reasonable race, in spite of cases by the resistance that it was one-sided for the overseeing party.
Mauritania’s press specialist said on Friday that it had gotten no bad things to say about the inclusion of the battle.
The most basic issue on the battle field has been the way of life, which each hopeful has guaranteed to improve.
Servitude additionally remains an issue. Mauritania turned into the last nation on the planet to officially cancel subjugation in 1981, however it proceeds right up ’til the present time. Criminal laws enabling slaveholders to be arraigned were passed in 2007, yet still can’t seem to be completely and viably implemented.
After Mauritania accomplished freedom from France in 1960, the nation’s first president held power for a long time before being expelled in a military upset. More overthrows followed in 1984, 2005 and 2008.
In the event that Saturday’s decision closes with no reasonable victor, a run-off race is expected to be hung on 6 July.