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the opposition launches a protest campaign

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                The investiture of the elected Nigerien president, Mohamed Bazoum, is to be held on Friday April 2.  The unsuccessful candidate, Mahamane Ousmane, continues to reject the results of the second round of the presidential election on February 21.  This Monday, March 29, the leader of the opposition party RDR-Tchanji announced a new legal action and called on his supporters to demonstrate peacefully from Tuesday.

                                    <p><em>With our special correspondent in Niamey,</em> <strong>Sidy Yansané</strong>

The decision to demonstrate was taken on Sunday, March 28, alongside his allies. Gathered in an extraordinary session, the CAP 20-21 coalition of Mahamane Ousmane as well as the other opposition formations rely on popular mobilization, to wrest the victory they deem to have been stolen by the party in power, PNDS, and its candidate, Mohamed Bazoum, at the end of the second round of the presidential election on February 21, 2021.

A week ago, the day after the validation of the electoral results by the Constitutional Court, Mahamane Ousmane had already called for a peaceful march. A call that was not followed, because launched in a solitary way, according to the entourage of the president of RDR-Tchanji. Speaking now with one voice, the unfortunate candidate and his partners hope to mobilize in all cities of the country. The allies are also demanding the release of their prisoners, including opposition figure Hama Amadou.

Walks prohibited by the authorities

For the moment, and according to the RDR-Tchanji, the main regions of the country have responded to the march on Tuesday, with the exception of the capital, Niamey, which announces to take the street from Wednesday. Marches for which the organizers did not ask for permission, because the authorities chose to ban them all, they say.

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The latest demonstrations had caused several damage and two deaths in Niamey, according to the results of the Ministry of the Interior.

Read also: Niger: who is Mohamed Bazoum, the newly elected president?


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