Elections In Africa - News In Brief

Upcoming Elections

Past Elections
Cote d'Ivoire-28 Nov 2010
Niger-31 Jan 2011
Ghana-07 Dec 2008
Malawi-20 May 2014
Mozambique-28 Oct 2009
Namibia-27 Nov 2009
Mauritania-18 Jul 2009
Botswana-16 Oct 2009
Togo-04 Mar 2010
Guinea-27 Jun 2010
Comoros-11 Oct 2011
Ghana-07 Dec 2012
Egypt-31 Dec 2015
Tanzania-25 Oct 2015
Central African Republic -27 Dec 2015
Cape Verde -28 Aug 2016
About AEP
The African Elections Project :  your authoritative African Elections Information and Knowledge online portal, covering elections across the continent

Projecto Eleições Africanas: seu portal autorizado para informação e conhecimento sobre Eleições Africanas. Cobrindo eleições por toda Áfrca.

Le projet sur les elections en Afrique: votre portail exclusif et credible d'information et de connaissance en ligne, qui couvre les élections à travers le continent
Date:06 Jan 2016
Niger: Over a dozen hopeful to run in presidential elections

A dozen of candidates have submitted their application for the presidential race in Niger

More than a dozen candidates are expected to challenge Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou in February’s election.

Among the candidates include the country’s first democratically elected President Mahamane Ousmane who was ousted in a coup in 1996 and Hama Amadou, a former prime minister and parliament speaker

Others include Amadou Boubacar Cisse, Abdou Labo and Cheiffou Amadou who served in Niger’s cabinet in the past.

Local media reported that most of the applicants had submitted their applications before Saturday’s deadline.

Issoufou was first elected in 2011 in a vote organised by a military junta which in 2010 overthrew president Mamadou Tandja, who was seeking to stay in power beyond the two-term limit set by Niger’s constitution.

Source: www.africanews.com


Get the latest news and updates on elections in Africa by following us on twitter @africanelection and like our facebook page 

Connect With Us

Elections In Africa Calendar

Elections In Africa-Facts Sheet