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I'm in #Mauritania's capital #Nouakchott for @MiddleEastEye to report on tomorrow's presidential election, which is likely to lead to the first ever peaceful transition of power since the country gained independence from #France in 1960. (Thread)
Mock Bedouin tents with singers extolling the virtues of contenders long into the night have been pitched up along the palm-lined streets of the city centre, as the desert pays a visit to downtown Nouakchott.
At a traditional tent gathering in the Sahara, voters backed frontrunner Mohamed Ould #Ghazouani, a former army chief who has the blessing of current president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Most there were Arab-Berbers which make up just 30% but dominate politically and economically.
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