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Niger prepares for Election re-run

20, Mar 2016

As Niger prepares for the March 20th presidential election re-run, the opposition’s candidate Hama Amadou has said he will boycott the polls. Amadou garnered 48% of the votes in the first round despite being in prison since November following child trafficking charges. While he maintains that he is a victim of political repression the government denies any wrongdoing.