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Mauritania's political puzzle

The Mauritanian army puts soldiers on the streets of the capital, and the civilian leadership in detention, as it takes power of Mauritanian in a coup. The military junta deposed the government just over a year after country's first democratic elections since independence in the 1960's. The coup leaders promised to hold fresh elections "as soon as possible". Inside story asks: is it a set back for democracy? Or setting the right democratic path after a power struggle at the top?
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