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Niger election: Mohamed Bazoum wins landmark vote amid protests

Niger election: Mohamed Bazoum wins landmark vote amid protests
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Mr Bazoum, 61, was the candidate for the governing party in Sunday s second-round run-off vote. He is set to succeed President Mahamdou Issoufou, who is stepping down after two five-year terms.

However, supporters of the defeated Mr Ousmane have gathered in areas seen as his strongholds in the capital, Niamey.

The BBC s Lalla Sy, in neighbouring Ivory Coast, reports that tyres are being burned and stones have been thrown at a vehicle belonging to the governing party.

Mr Ousmane, 71, was the first democratically elected president of Niger in 1993 but was overthrown in a military coup three years later.
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