On Sunday, December 27, Nigerien voters will go to the polls for legislative elections and the first round of the presidential election. The promise of the first peaceful transition from one president to another, persistent internal political tension and ongoing insecurity in the region means that domestic and international actors will watch these elections closely.
To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in the Republic of Niger: 2020 General Elections. IFES FAQs include:
- What is the electoral system?
- Will internally displaced persons be able to vote?
- What COVID-19 prevention measures will be taken on Election Day?
- Who will observe the elections?