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Niger President Leads Early Election Results

Initial returns from Niger's presidential election show incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou in the lead, but the opposition is already rejecting the results. The vote count, released Tuesday by Niger's electoral commission, showed Issoufou winning about 40 percent of the vote, trailed by opposition candidates Hama Amadou and Seyni Oumarou with 29 and 12 percent, respectively. The results count ballots in only 20 of Niger's 308 voting districts. A coalition of opposition parties...

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