Motion without notice by the Chief Whip on the seizure of the Mauritania military

19 August 2008

I move without notice, that the House;

That on Wednesday 6 August 2008, the democratically elected government of Mauritania was overthrown in a military coup by the defence force of that sister country;

Further noting,
That, the actions of the Mauritania military are against the standing positions of the African Union {AU};    

In the strongest possible terms the seizure of power in Mauritania through unconstitutional means;

Upon the military leadership of Mauritania to return power to the democratically elected government and abide by the democratic processes agreed to by the African Union.