NIGER Issue dated 14/12/2020

Bazoum faces tense final stretch in presidential race

The Nigerien presidential candidate and former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum.
The Nigerien presidential candidate and former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum. © Ian Langsdon/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
With barely a fortnight to go to the first round of voting on 27 December, Mahamadou Issoufou's designated successor, Mohamed Bazoum, is set to stage a series of major rallies in several key regions, some of them under opposition control. As he starts his final campaign sprint, the former interior minister is counting heavily on the backing of the new generation in the president's PNDS party. [...] (779 words)
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