|Parliament name (generic / translated)
||Barlamane / Parliament
|Structure of parliament
||7 October 1991
Last amendment: 2006 (ordonnance 2006-33)
|Mode of designation
||indirectly elected 53
||53 single-member constituencies, corresponding to the country's territorial districts.
A woman candidate must figure at the top of candidate lists.
Simple majority vote by councils of the territorial districts.
Vacancies which arise between general elections are filled by substitutes chosen at the same time as titular parliamentarians.
||- municipal councillors in each department
||- qualified electors
- age: 35
- Mauritanian citizenship
- ineligibilities: naturalization for less than 10 years, conviction for electoral fraud
||- membership of the Government
- employment in the public sector
||- candidacies may be submitted by duly registered political parties or coalitions of political groups, and by independent candidates or groups of independent candidates
- deposit of 20,000 ougiyas, reimbursed if the candidate or the political party obtains at least 5 per cent of the votes