Niger election: Mohamed Bazoum wins landmark vote amid protests
|bbc.com 23 Feb 2021 at 13:26|
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.