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Date:20 Mar 2016
Niger Votes in 2nd Round of Presidential Elections

Niger is set to hold its first-ever presidential run-off, with incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou set to win a second term in office with opposition parties calling for a boycott and his main rival Hama Amadou flown from jail to a Paris hospital.
 
Polling stations open at 07:00 GMT and will close 11 hours later after which the electoral commission has five days to announce the result.

During the first round of elections on February 21, Issoufou, took a significant lead with 48.4 percent ahead of Amadou, who scored 17.7 percent.

Amadou has been forced to campaign from behind bars after being detained on November 14 on baby-trafficking charges he says are bogus and aimed at keeping him out of the race.

Just days before the vote, he was evacuated from prison and flown to Paris for medical care, with the government saying he was suffering from an unspecified "chronic ailment".

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