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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mauritania Votes to Abolish Senate,Change National Flag Thursday March 09,2017

Mauritania’s lawmakers voted Thursday March 09,2017 to get rid of the parliament’s upper chamber, and alter the country’s flag to better represent those who battled for independence from France. 

Lawmakers in the lower house of the west African Islamic republic passed a contentious constitutional amendment package by 121 votes to 19 including the measures.

The changes will now be considered by the Senate, where the government also has a majority, meaning the body will have to vote on its own abolition and replacement by regional councils. 

The government has a majority in both chambers.

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