Government Candidate Wins Presidential Election In Niger
According to official information, the government candidate of the ruling party prevailed in the presidential election in Niger.
Mohamed Bazoum received 55.75 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced today. The campaign staff of his rival, ex-President Mahamane Ousmane, alleged fraud.
Among other things, ballot boxes were stolen and voters were threatened. Receipts were not delivered. In the capital Niamey, supporters of Ouzmanes took to the streets and set fire to tires. The police used tear gas to drive away the crowd.
The electoral commission did not initially respond to the allegations of fraud. Sunday’s vote is set to mark the first democratic change between two heads of state in the West African country. The current incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou resigned after two five-year terms.