Niger's ruling party candidate Bazoum in early lead with 54.1% vote share

22nd February 2021 By: Reuters

Niger's ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum has taken a small early lead in the second round of the West African nation's presidential election, data released by the electoral commission showed on Monday.

The provisional results from 38 out of a total 266 constituencies showed Bazoum was leading his challenger, former president Mahamane Ousmane, winning a 54.1% share of votes counted so far.