Africa: Peaceful Elections in Niger

Peaceful Elections in Niger

Press Statement

Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC
February 22, 2016

The United States congratulates the people of Niger for overcoming logistical challenges and participating peacefully in presidential and legislative elections that began this past weekend.

A peaceful post-election period is crucial to maintaining confidence in the credibility of the electoral process and in the results.

The United States remains committed to supporting the people of Niger in their pursuit of democracy, security, and economic growth and development.