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Mohamed Bazoum declared Niger’s new president


Former inside minister garnered 55.75 p.c of the votes, forward of rival Mahamane Ousmane, at 44.25 p.c, election fee declares.

Niger’s electoral fee has declared ruling occasion candidate Mohamed Bazoum the winner of the nation’s presidential election runoff.

Bazoum had secured 55.75 p.c of the votes solid on February 21, beating former President Mahamane Ousmane who garnered 44.25 p.c, Issaka Souna, chairman of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (CENI), introduced on Tuesday.

Outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou is voluntarily stepping down after two five-year phrases, opening the best way to Niger’s first handover of energy between elected leaders since independence from France in 1960.

The impoverished nation lately has been battling armed group assaults which have spilled over from Mali within the west and Nigeria within the southeast.

On polling day, seven native employees with CENI had been killed when their car hit a land mine within the western area of Tillaberi.

On Monday, the same machine claimed the lifetime of a polling station head within the southeastern area of Diffa. 9 different electoral employees had been injured.

Within the first spherical of voting, held on December 27, Bazoum, a former inside minister and Issoufou’s right-hand man, had picked up simply over 39 p.c of the vote. Ousmane got here second, at slightly below 17 p.c.

Ousmane grew to become the nation’s first democratically elected president in 1993, solely to be toppled in a coup three years later. This was his fifth try at gaining the presidency since his overthrow.


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