Mauritania opposition vows 'escalation' against government

"The political parties, NGOs, syndicates, youth groups and independent figures who participated in the forum agreed on mobilizing efforts to pursue the demand of democratic change," a communiqué released at the end of the opposition forum said.

Mauritania opposition vows 'escalation' against government

World Bulletin / News Desk

A gathering of the Mauritanian opposition parties wrapped up late Sunday with a plan for "escalation" against the regime of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

"The political parties, NGOs, syndicates, youth groups and independent figures who participated in the forum agreed on mobilizing efforts to pursue the demand of democratic change," a communiqué released at the end of the opposition forum said.

According to the statement, the opposition parties agreed to stage "peaceful protests" and media and political activities as well as diplomatic moves against the Mauritanian regime.

"All those who seek democratic change should engage in intensive, non-stop mobilization campaigns," the statement noted, without elaborating further.

The three-day forum saw the participation of several opposition parties, unionist leaders and rights activists.

According to activists, the forum aimed to unify the Mauritanian opposition before the presidential elections, due next July, and settle on a single candidate to run for the top post.

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