Moktar Ould Daddah

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Moktar Ould Daddah
مختار ولد داداه
Moktar Ould Daddah - 1977.jpg
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
PresidentHimself
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
NationalityMauritanian
Political partyMauritanian People's Party
RelationsAhmed Ould Daddah
(half-brother)

Moktar Ould Daddah (Arabic: مختار ولد داداهMukhtār 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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