Niger president Issoufou to face run-off election

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Posted: Feb 26, 2016 12:04 PM

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou won 48.4 percent of the vote in the Feb. 21 election and will face a run-off against opposition leader Hama Amadou, who came second with 17.8 percent, the national electoral commission said on Friday.

Issoufou is bidding for a second term and has vowed to tackle poverty and improve security.

(Reporting by Abdoulaye Massalaki; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Ralph Boulton)