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Niger: tensions after the elections


The large victory of Mohamed Bazoum, heir to the outgoing president, is contested by part of the opposition.

Niger has just experienced a small revolution, but nothing will change.

The large victory of Mohamed Bazoum, 60, in the presidential election of February 21 over Mahamane Ousmane, with 55.75% of the vote, will be a milestone.

Since independence, it marks the first peaceful alternation of the presidency, in a country hitherto known for its propensity for coups d'état and political assassinations.

For the rest, the future head of state should slip into the footsteps of his predecessor, Mahamadou Issoufou, 68, who had announced his intention to hand over smoothly and without attempting to modify the Constitution, something which has become rather rare. in west Africa.

The slogan,

"In continuity"

, leaves little doubt about the near future, as does the appointment of Issoufou's own son as campaign manager.

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The long friendship between the former president and his now heir largely explains this marked lineage.

The two men met at the dawn of the 1990s,

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Source: lefigaro

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