March 22, 2016 / 4:57 PM / 2 years ago

Niger President Issoufou wins re-election in run-off: commission

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou won re-election, getting 92.5 percent of the votes in a run-off poll, the country’s electoral commission said on Tuesday.

Niger's incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou speaks to journalists after voting during the country's presidential and legislative elections in Niamey, Niger, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Sunday’s election, which had become a near-formality when the opposition coalition declared a boycott, gives Issoufou a second five-year term.

Reporting By Abdoulaye Massalaki, writing by Edward McAllister; editing by John Stonestreet

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