Ban voices deep regret at coup d’état in Mauritania

6 August 2008

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep regret at today’s overthrow by military leaders of the Mauritanian Government led by President Sidi Mohamed Ould Chiekh Abdallahi.

“The Secretary-General calls for respect for the rule of law and for the immediate restoration of constitutional order in the country,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.

Mr. Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was elected President after multi-party democratic elections last year.


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