Mohamed Bazoum, candidate of the ruling Occasion for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS – Tarayya) has been declared the winner of the Niger presidential election.
Bazoum, 61, received the second spherical of voting with 55.75 %, in line with the electoral fee.
He beat Mahamane Ousmane, a former President toppled by a coup in 1996.
The provisional outcomes should nonetheless be confirmed by the constitutional courtroom.
It could be Niger’s first transition from one democratically elected chief to a different.
The incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou will full his second time period in early April. The nation’s presidential tenure is 5 years.
Bazoum thanked the individuals of Niger for the boldness they confirmed by electing him.
“I can be a loyal servant to it to confront all the issues that our nation faces”, Bazoum mentioned on Twitter.
In an announcement, Ousmane’s marketing campaign alleged theft and stuffing of poll packing containers and threats towards voters.
“We demand the instant suspension of the publication of those outcomes, which don’t in any method take into consideration the expressed will of the Nigerien individuals for change”, it learn.
Bazoum, a protege of Issoufou, has been President of the PNDS since 2011. He was Minister of Overseas Affairs from 1995 to 1996, and once more from 2011 to 2015.
The President-elect was Minister of State on the Presidency from 2015 to 2016, and Minister of State for the Inside between 2016 and 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari praised Issoufou on the conduct of the run-off election within the West African state.
Buhari urged all aggrieved individuals to observe due course of and keep away from violence.
Niger presidential election: Bazoum declared winner, ex-president Ousmane kicks