Niger opposition ready 'for dialogue' with president after disputed vote

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou won 92 percent of the vote in the March 20 run-off election in the impoverished but uranium-rich West African countryNiger’s opposition said Monday it was ready to open a dialogue with President Mahamadou Issoufou after boycotting his contested re-election. “We reiterated the willingness of the opposition to open a dialogue that is wide-ranging, sincere and inclusive,” said Mahamane Malam Sani, secretary general of Moden, the party of opposition candidate Hama Amadou. Issoufou won 92 percent of the vote in the March 20 run-off election in the impoverished but uranium-rich West African country, which was marred by low voter turnout in the face of an opposition boycott.

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