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Wednesday, August 11, 1999 Published at 02:39 GMT 03:39 UK


World: Africa

Niger delays election


The presidential elections in Niger - which had been scheduled to take place in October - have been delayed for a further month.

The decision follows talks in the capital, Niamey, between the country's military leader, Major Daouda Wanke, and leaders of political parties.

The first round of the election is now expected to take place on 7 November. An extension of this Friday's deadline for presidential nominations is also likely.

The elections are intended to signal Niger's return to civilian rule following the assassination last April of the country's elected ruler, Ibrahim Mainassara.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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