Union of Democratic Forces (Mauritania)
|Secretary-General||Ahmed Ould Daddah|
|Succeeded by||Rally of Democratic Forces|
The Union of Democratic Forces-New Era (Union des Forces Démocratiques-Ère Nouvelle) was a political party in Mauritania, founded in 1991. The secretary-general of the party was Ahmed Ould Daddah. In February 1997 the five-party Front of Opposition Parties (FPO), including the UFD-EN, was formed; it boycotted the December 1997 presidential election, in which President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya was easily re-elected.
The party was weakened by a number of splits during its existence. In 1998, a faction of the party led by Mohamed Ould Maouloud, which was known as the UFD/B and later became the Union of the Forces of Progress, split from the faction under Daddah's leadership. The UFD-EN under Daddah's leadership boycotted the January 1999 local election, in which the faction under Maouloud participated.
In October 2000, the UFD-EN was dissolved by the government, which alleged that it incited violence and harmed national interests. A successor party, the Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD), was subsequently established, with Daddah as its president.
- "Mauritania: Information on the Union of Democratic Forces (UFD), including its status, the names of its executive and on problems experienced by this political party", Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada, UNHCR.org.
- Amale Samie, "La Démocratie en Marche", maroc-hebdo.press.ma (in French).
- History of the UFP at the party's web site Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (in French).
- "Mauritania: Update to MRT39363.E of 25 September 2002 on the Union of Democratic Forces-New Era (Union des forces démocratiques-Ère nouvelle, UFD-EN) and its successor, the Rally of Democratic Forces (Rassemblement des forces démocratiques, RFD), including the treatment of its members by government authorities (2002-October 2004)", Responses to Information Requests, Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada, UNHCR.org.
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