The People’s Progressive Alliance
Published 21st October, 2011
The People’s Progressive Alliance or AFP was founded sometime after 2001. Their president, Messoud Ould Boulkheir, had stood as an independent in the 2003 election, but stood for the party in the 2007 presidential election where he secured fourth place with 9.79% of the vote.
In the 2006 general election the party was part of an alliance with the Mauritanian Party of Union and Change (HATEM) and it won five of the 95 seats in the National Assembly.
In 2008 the APP joined the four party National Front for the Defence of Democracy (FNDD) which opposed the 2008 coup. The FNDD subsequently joined in a power sharing transitional government.
In the 2013 general election the party came fourth, winning seven of the 146 seats in the National Assembly.