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Niger Opposition Leader Claims Win Despite Official Results Showing He Lost

Women stroll previous a marketing campaign poster of Niger’s former president and presidential candidate Mahamane Ousmane on Febuary 18, 2021 in Niamey forward of Niger’s presidential election runoff on Febuary 21.  Issouf SANOGO / AFP

 

Opposition chief Mahamane Ousmane on Wednesday claimed he narrowly received Niger’s presidential elections, a day after official outcomes stated he misplaced by greater than 11 share factors.

“The compilation of results… which we have in our possession through our representatives in the various polling stations give us victory with 50.3 percent of the vote,” he stated, based on a video of a speech he made within the southeastern city of Zinder that was authenticated by his occasion.

Supporters attend a marketing campaign rally of Niger’s former president and presidential candidate Mahamane Ousmane on Febuary 19, 2021 in Niamey two days forward of Niger’s election runoff.
Issouf SANOGO / AFP

 

According to provisional outcomes introduced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), former inside minister Mohamed Bazoum picked up 55.75 p.c of the vote in Sunday’s runoff and Ousmane 44.25 p.c.

AFP

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