Moktar Ould Daddah

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Moktar Ould Daddah
مختار ولد داداه
1st President of Mauritania
In office
28 November 1960 – 10 July 1978
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMustafa Ould Salek
1st Prime Minister of Mauritania
In office
21 May 1957 – 20 August 1961
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
(eventually Ahmed Ould Bouceif as Prime Minister in 1979)
Personal details
Born25 December 1924
Boutilimit, Mauritania, French West Africa
Died14 October 2003(2003-10-14) (aged 78)
Paris, France
Political partyMauritanian People's Party
RelationsAhmed Ould Daddah

Moktar Ould Daddah (Arabic: مختار ولد داداه Mukhtār Wald Dāddāh; December 25, 1924 – October 14, 2003) was the President of Mauritania from 1960, when his country gained its independence from France, to 1978, when he was removed in a military coup d'etat.

He died in Paris after a long-illness on October 14, 2003 at the age of 78.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mauritania lays president to rest". BBC News. 18 October 2003.

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