Ely Ould Mohamed Vall

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Col. Ely Ould Mohamed Vall
Col. Ely Ould Mohamed Vall

Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall (Arabic: إعلي ولد محمد فال; born c. 1950 in Nouakchott) is the military leader of Mauritania. He was named President of Mauritania on 3 August 2005 by the Military Council for Justice and Democracy, a group of officers who had overthrown President Maaouya Ould Taya in a coup. He had previously been director of the national police force, the Sûreté Nationale, since 1987, and had been regarded as an ally of President Ould Taya. While head of the Sûreté Nationale, Ould Vall wasn't involved in the repression of black and Moorish opponents of Ould Taya.

The African Union, the European Union, the United Nations, South Africa and the United States, among others, have denounced the new régime as illegitimate.

Preceded by:
Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
President of Mauritania
Succeeded by:
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