National Assembly of Mauritania
The Parliament
Parliament of Mauritania
The Parliament has two chambers.*the National Assembly has 81 members, elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies....

(Barlamane/Parlement) has two chambers
In the government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. Thus, a bicameral parliament or bicameral legislature is a legislature which consists of two chambers or houses....

. The National Assembly (Al Jamiya al-Wataniyah/Assemblée Nationale) has 81 members, elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies. From 1961-1978, the only legal party was the Parti du Peuple Mauritanien
Parti du Peuple Mauritanien
Mauritanian People's Party was the sole legal party of Mauritania from 1961 to 1978. It was headed by President Moktar Ould Daddah....

 (PPM). In the 1990s, a multiparty system was introduced in Mauritania. The Democratic and Social Republican Party dominated until the 2005 coup. The first truly democratic elections were held in 2006.

On April 27, 2007 Messaoud Ould Boulkheir
Messaoud Ould Boulkheir
Messaoud Ould Boulkheir is among the first Haratine to become a political leader in Mauritania. Messaoud also contributed significantly to the end of the 1989 events in Mauritania, protecting the right of the victims and the emancipation of the Haratine in Mauritania with his party.Presently,...

 was elected speaker of the National Assembly, becoming the first black Haratine to hold the position.

Current Composition

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