In Niger, the dolphin of the outgoing president has just been elected as head of the country, according to provisional results announced by the Ceni. A verdict already contested by the opposition.
He obtains 55.75% of the votes cast against 44.25% for former President Mahamane Ousmane. This is what emerges from the provisional results of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) made public this Tuesday, February 23 in the late afternoon.
The new president, who has focused his campaign on the implementation of a plan for the Act 3 rebirth of Niger, in the continuity of outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou, will have the heavy task of meeting the needs of Nigeriens in terms of security and social services.
Despite the many projects initiated, the country is still at the bottom of the human development index. Mr. Bazoum will also have to restore the reputation of governance tainted by repeated corruption scandals.
The opposition, which denounces an electoral hold-up, calls for a mobilization in favor of the truth of the ballot boxes. Scuffles are reported in many neighbourhoods of Niamey and in many localities in the Tillabéri region.