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President of Republic Attends Swearing-In Ceremony of Niger President-Elect

Nouakchott,  02/04/2021
His Excellency the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazwani, attended, Friday morning at the Mahatma Gandhi Conference Palace in Niamey, the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected Niger’s President, Mr. Mohamed Bazoum, in the presence of several leaders of brotherly and friendly countries, representatives of technical and financial partners, specialized United Nations agencies, and several invitees.

In the second round of the recent presidential elections in Niger, Bazoum defeated his rival, Mahamane Ousmane, who got about 44%.

Niger, a country with no maritime borders, gets its name from the Niger River, which runs through its territory. It is bordered to the south by Nigeria and Benin, to the west by Burkina Faso and Mali, and to the north by Algeria and Libya, while it is bordered by Chad to the east.

Niger has a total area of about 1.27 million square kilometers, making it the largest country in West Africa in terms of area.

President-elect Mohamed Bazoum was born in the Diffa region, located in the far southeast of Niger, near the border with Nigeria, on 1 January 1960, the same year in which the country gained independence from France, 8 months after Bazoum's birth.

Mr. Bazoum entered politics early, barely over the age of thirty, until he assumed the position of Minister of State for Cooperation in the transitional government of Prime Minister Cheiffou Amadou from 1991 to 1993.

Bazoum was appointed Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration, and Nigerians Abroad on 21 April 2011.

He was elected 4 times in the parliamentary elections held in the years (1993, 2004, 2011, and 2016) for the Tasker district in the southeastern region of Zinder, and he was also elected a deputy speaker of the National Assembly and the head of the parliamentary bloc of his party.
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