Opposition leader Mahamadou Issoufou claimed victory in Niger’s presidential run-off election, final provisional results announced by the electoral commission Monday (March 14) revealed.

    Issoufou secured nearly 58 percent of votes against rival candidate Seini Oumarou, who is an ally of ousted President Mamadou Tandja. Oumarou won 42 percent of the votes, electoral commission president Abdourhame Ghousmane said Monday, according to The Associated Press.

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