Mauritania’s President election campaign kicks Off

Mauritania’s President election campaign kicks Off

Mauritania's president Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani on Friday kicked off the campaign for June 29 elections he is favourite to win.

The 67-year-old is tipped for a second term as head of the country of 4.5 million that lies strategically between north and sub-Saharan Africa.

The president pledged to "step up" his social welfare policy for the poor,saying more than 1.5 million people had benefited already.

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