Republican Party for Democracy and Renewal

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Democratic Republican Party for Renewal

Parti Républicain Démocratique pour le Renouvellement
PresidentSidi Mohamed Ould Mohamed Vall
Founded1992
HeadquartersNouakchott
IdeologyLiberal conservatism[citation needed]
Pro-western
Political positionRight-wing[citation needed]
National affiliationCoalition of the Majority
Seats in the National Assembly:
3 / 146
Seats in the Senate:
3 / 56
Website
prdr.mr

The Democratic Republican Party for Renewal (French: Parti Républicain Démocratique pour le Renouvellement - PRDR) is a political party in Mauritania. Formerly known as the Democratic and Social Republican Party (PRDS), (Parti Républicain Démocratique et Social), the grouping has changed its identity and adjusted its political stance following the 2005 coup. Formerly supportive of President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya and his pro-Israeli stance, the party has since denounced Taya's policies and the mid-2006 Israeli military campaign in Lebanon.

In the parliamentary election held on 19 and 26 October 2001, the then-PRDS won 51.0% of the popular vote and 64 out of 81 seats. The elections were deemed neither free nor fair. Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar, one of the bloc's members, was nominated as Prime Minister a few days after the 2005 coup.

The PRDR won seven seats in the November–December 2006 parliamentary election[1] and in the 21 January and 4 February 2007 Senate elections, 3 out of 56 seats.

As of 2008, the PRDR is part of the Mithaq El Wihda coalition and is led by Sidi Mohamed Ould Mohamed Vall.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election Party candidate Votes % Result
1992 Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya 345,583 62.7% Elected Green tickY
1997 801,190 90.9% Elected Green tickY
2003 438,915 67% Elected Green tickY

National Assembly elections[edit]

Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/– Position
1992 Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya 301,349 67.7%
67 / 79
Increase 67 Increase 1st
1996 352,482 67.6%
70 / 79
Increase 3 Steady 1st
2001 285,623 51.0%
64 / 81
Decrease 6 Steady 1st
2006
7 / 95
Decrease 57 Decrease 4th
2013 Sidi Mohamed Ould Mohamed Vall 27,619 4.6%
3 / 146
Decrease 4 Decrease 14th
2018 Sidi Mohamed Ould Mohamed Vall National PR seats 5,533 0.79%
0 / 157
Decrease 3 Decrease 25th
Women's seats 8,315 1.20%

Senate elections[edit]

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position
2007 231 6.46%
3 / 56
Increase 3 Increase 4th

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