Niger's ruling party candidate Bazoum in early lead with 54.1% vote share

Reuters | Niamey | Updated: 22-02-2021 13:10 IST | Created: 22-02-2021 13:00 IST
Niger's ruling party candidate Bazoum in early lead with 54.1% vote share
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Niger's ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum has taken a small early lead in the second round of the West African nation's presidential election, data released by the electoral commission showed on Monday.

The provisional results from 38 out of a total 266 constituencies showed Bazoum was leading his challenger, former president Mahamane Ousmane, winning a 54.1% share of votes counted so far.

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