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The communes in the process of democratization: the difficult search for effective local power in Mauritania

, : The communes in the process of democratization: the difficult search for effective local power in Mauritania. Africa Development 21(4): 75-92

Local government in Mauritania has become a reality since 1986, through the establishment of the communes. As an entity separate from the central authority, the communes constitutes a sign of democratization and symbolises a will for political decentralization set into motion by the Military Committee for National Redemption.

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