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Niger's 'Lion' president seeks re-election in tense vote

Supporters of Niger's incumbent president and presidential candidate Mahamadou Issoufou take a selfie with a campaign poster in NiameyVoters in Niger went to the polls Sunday in an election in which President Mahamadou Issoufou has promised a “knockout” blow to his opponents, one of whom is behind bars on baby-trafficking charges. A vast nation endowed with an abundance of uranium, gold, coal and oil but among the poorest on the planet, Niger is electing a head of state, as well as a new parliament, with Issoufou hoping for a second five-year term. In an interview with AFP on Thursday, Issoufou said he was “absolutely” confident of victory and predicted a second-round run-off vote would not be needed.

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