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Niger President to Face Run-off Vote

Niger is headed toward a presidential run-off election, after current President Mahamadou Issoufou fell short of a majority in the first round of voting. Provisional first-round results released Friday show Issoufou winning 48.4 percent of the vote.   Former prime minister and opposition candidate Hama Amadou was second with 17.8 percent. Issoufou, who is seeking a second five-year term, predicted before the February 20 election that a runoff would not be needed. Amadou...

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