Mauritania Forum Proposes May 30 Election

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
A special political forum set up by the military rulers of Mauritania is recommending that the country hold presidential elections on May 30.Politicians, civil society representatives and religious leaders have been meeting in the capital, Nouakchott, since last week to develop a strategy for returning the country to democratic rule. A bloodless military coup ousted Mauritania's first democratically elected president in August.The forum proposed May 30 for the presidential poll, with a...