Issoufou favourite to win runoff
Mahamadou Issoufou is now the favourite to win the 12th March runoff for the presidential election in Niger.
Issoufou has managed to gain the support of four candidates from the first round with a combined vote of 30%. They are third-placed Hama Amadou, Amadou Cheffou, Moussa Moumouni Djermakoye and Amadou Boubacar Cisse.
Mahamadou Issoufou received 36% of the vote in the first round and will be facing Seini Oumarou who came second with 23% of the vote.