List of Prime Ministers of Mauritania

Prime Minister of the
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Seal of Mauritania (December 2018).svg
Incumbent
Mohamed Salem Ould Béchir

since 29 October 2018
Appointer Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz,
as President of Mauritania
Inaugural holder Moktar Ould Daddah
Formation 28 November 1960

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Mauritania since the formation of the post of Prime Minister of Mauritania in 1960 to the present day.

A total of thirteen people have served as Prime Minister of Mauritania (not counting one Acting Prime Minister). Additionally, three persons, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar and Cheikh El Avia Ould Mohamed Khouna, have served on two non-consecutive occasions.

The current Prime Minister of Mauritania is Mohamed Salem Ould Béchir, since 29 October 2018.

Key

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Acting Prime Minister

List

No. Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation Head(s) of State
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Moktar Ould Daddah
(1924–2003)
Moktar Ould Daddah - 1977.jpg 28 November 1960 20 August 1961 265 days PRM / PPM Himself
Post abolished (20 August 1961 – 6 April 1979)
2 Ahmed Ould Bouceif
(1934–1979)
No image.png 6 April 1979 27 May 1979
(died in office.)[1]
51 days Military Salek
Ahmed Salim Ould Sidi
(1939–1981)
No image.png 28 May 1979 31 May 1979 3 days Military Salek
3 Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla
(1940–)
Haïdalla cropped.png 31 May 1979 12 December 1980 1 year, 195 days Military Salek
Louly
Himself
4 Sid Ahmed Ould Bneijara
(1947–2017)
No image.png 12 December 1980 25 April 1981 134 days Independent Haidalla
5 Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
(1941–)
Mauritania gov ould taya 210 eng 30apr05.jpg 25 April 1981 8 March 1984 2 years, 318 days Military Haidalla
(3) Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla
(1940–)
Haïdalla cropped.png 8 March 1984 12 December 1984
(deposed.)
279 days Military Himself
(5) Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
(1941–)
Mauritania gov ould taya 210 eng 30apr05.jpg 12 December 1984 18 April 1992 7 years, 128 days Military Himself
6 Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar
(1957–)
No image.png 18 April 1992 2 January 1996 3 years, 259 days PRDS Taya
7 Cheikh El Avia Ould Mohamed Khouna
(1956–)
No image.png 2 January 1996 18 December 1997 1 year, 350 days PRDS Taya
8 Mohamed Lemine Ould Guig
(1959–)
No image.png 18 December 1997 16 November 1998 333 days PRDS Taya
(7) Cheikh El Avia Ould Mohamed Khouna
(1956–)
No image.png 16 November 1998 6 July 2003 4 years, 232 days PRDS Taya
9 Sghair Ould M'Bareck
(1954–)
No image.png 6 July 2003 7 August 2005
(deposed.)
2 years, 32 days PRDS Taya
(6) Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar
(1957–)
No image.png 7 August 2005 20 April 2007 1 year, 256 days PRDS Vall
10 Zeine Ould Zeidane
(1966–)
No image.png 20 April 2007 6 May 2008 1 year, 16 days Independent Abdallahi
11 Yahya Ould Ahmed El Waghef
(1960–)
Yahya Ould Ahmed El Waghef mauritanie.jpg 6 May 2008 6 August 2008
(deposed.)
92 days ADIL Abdallahi
Vacant (6 – 14 August 2008)
12 Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf
(1957–)
مولاي ولد محمد لغظف.png 14 August 2008 20 August 2014 6 years, 6 days Independent Aziz
Mbaré
13 Yahya Ould Hademine
(1953–)
No image.png 20 August 2014 29 October 2018 4 years, 70 days Independent Aziz
14 Mohamed Salem Ould Béchir
(1962–)
No image.png 29 October 2018 Incumbent 167 days UPR Aziz

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Killed in an airplane crash in Senegal

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