Mauritania

Daddah

Independence

11/28/1960

Moktar Ould Daddah in power

November 28, 1960 - 07/10/1978

Daddah deposed in military coup

07/10/1978

CMRN, CMSN juntas

Mustafa Ould Salek in power (CMRN, CMSN juntas)

7/10/1978 - 6/3/1979

Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly in power (CMSN junta)

6/3/1979 - 1/4/1980

Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidallah in power (CMSN junta)

01/04/1980 - 12/12/1984

Attempted coup

1981

Taya

Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya in power

12/12/1984 - 8/3/2005

Taya brought to power by coup

12/12/1984

Taya elected President in first multiparty elections

April 1992

Taya's disputed re-election

1997

Attempted coup

June 2003

Taya accused of fraud in re-election

November 2003

Haidallah accused of plotting coup

December 2003

Army officers arrested for coup plot

August 2004

Government claims to have foiled another coup plot

September 2004

Taya ousted by coup while out of the country

8/3/2005

Abdallahi

Ely Ould Mohamed Vall in power (CMJD junta)

8/3/2005 - 4/19/2007

Abdallahi elected

3/26/2007

Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi in power

4/19/2007 - 8/6/2008

Abdallahi ousted by coup

August 6, 2008

Present

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in power

8/6/2008 - 4/15/2009

Ba Mamadou dit Mbaré in power

4/15/2009 - 8/5/2009


Fulani

Abdel Aziz elected

7/18/2009

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in power

8/5/2009 - Present