Niger Gears Up For What Could Be First Democratic Transition

Approximately 7,4 million Nigeriens will cast their vote in presidential and legislative elections on December 27, 2020. This could see the country's first democratic transition of power since independence. Unlike some of his counterparts in neighbouring countries, incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou, who has already served two terms, will not be standing for reelection. He thus paves the way for a peaceful transition of power between two elected candidates, a first for the West African country, which has seen four coups since its independence from France in 1960.


Electoral list in Niger (file photo).

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