Niger: referendum stops president

The referendum in Niger, held last week, has been successfull in stopping the actual president to be reelected. In particular, the referendum’s result stopped a change to the 1999 constitution that would have paved the way for “Mamadou Tandja, the incumbent president, to potentiality rule indefinitel”, AlJazeera English reports.

The opposition had encouraged Niger’s voters to boycott last weeks referendum, which Tandja won by 92.5 per cent.

“We are going to resist and fight against this coup d’etat enacted by President Tandja and against his aim of installing a dictatorship in our country,” Mamadou Issoufou, the opposition leader, said.


Source: AlJazeera English

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