Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum Appoints New Prime Minister Just Days After Failed Coup

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Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum Appoints New Prime Minister Just Days After Failed Coup

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Niger’s newly-elected President Mohamed Bazoum has appointed Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou as Prime Minister.

According to the president’s official statement broadcast on national television on Saturday, Mahamadou, the former chief of staff, has been instructed to form a new government.

Mahamadou had also served as Niger’s mines and energy minister and as finance minister. He is a member of the “Party for Democracy and Socialism.”

After Bazoum’s victory legally was confirmed, his main rival, Mahamane Ousmane, has called for peaceful protests across the country, but a planned opposition march was not allowed to take place by the authorities prior to the  swearing-in ceremony.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum Appoints New Prime Minister Just Days After Failed Coup

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