Fatimetou Abdel Malick: the first female president of a regional council in Mauritania’s history


The regional elections that took place in Nouakchott in Mauritania on 16 September saw the victory of Ms Fatimetou Abdel Malick, former Mayor of Tevragh Zeïna, as the new head of the Regional Council of Nouakchott.

This is the first time a woman has been elected president of a regional council in Mauritania’s history.

The Regional Council of Nouakchott represents the most populated region of Mauritania, with 1.1 million inhabitants, accounting for a third of the total population of the country.ys.

The World Secretariat wishes to express our sincere congratulations to President Abdel Malick and her team, and wishes her every success in her new mandate.

UCLG would like to thank all the women local and regional elected officials who work tirelessly to defend gender equality in their municipalities and regions, and around the world.