The Union of Supporters of President Mohamed Ould Sheikh Ghazouani, a new Mauritanian political movement, was launched on October 22, 2019, in support of the presidential program.
Also called Taqqadum, this political movement plans to promote the actions of Mauritanian President Mohamed Ghazouani and the government, with a view to raising the level of efforts made in terms of stability and development of the country, reports a briefing note sent to APA , Sunday.
The move comes amid speculation from local media that « divisions » within the ruling Union for the Republic (UPR) party have increased between supporters of the new president and the allies of his predecessor Mohamed Ould. Abdel Aziz.
Mr. Ghazouani on August 8th appointed four ministers of the former president to key positions in the government. Mohamed Ould Abdel Vetah, in charge of Oil, Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Lemine Ould Dhehbi of Finance and Habib Ould Ham of Economy.
Another close associate of the former president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was assigned at the beginning of September an important post. The former Minister of Economy and Finance, Moctar Ould Diay, has been appointed as Director General of the National Industrial and Mining Company (SNIM).
The appointment of Moctar Ould Diay, a month after Minister Vetah’s reappointment to the mining and oil portfolio, has angered supporters of Ghazouani, who believe that the former president’s allies now control the two main sources of revenue. from the country.