Niger sets presidential election for January 2011

Niger will hold a presidential election in January 2011, its first since a military coup in February, the west African country's electoral commission said.

Niger sets presidential election for January 2011

Niger will hold a presidential election in January 2011, its first since a military coup in February, the west African country's electoral commission said.

Presidential and legislative elections intended to restore civilian rule in the uranium-exporter will be held on Jan. 3, and a second round of voting for the presidency, if needed, will be on Jan. 14, the commission said late on Saturday.

Results will be announced in March.

"The inauguration of the new President will take place on March 11," commission president Ghousmane Abdourahamane said on national radio.

Soldiers ousted President Mamadou Tandja in February this year, after which they promised to restore civilian rule within 12 months.
 

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