Mohamed Bazoum has won the presidential election in Niger, the National Independent electoral commission announced.

According to provisional results released by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), Bazoum polled 55.75% of the votes against the opposition candidate Mahamane Ousamane.

Ousmane polled 44.25% according to the commission.

Meanwhile, Issama Souna the President of CENI said the results are provisional and must be submitted to the analysis of the Constitutional Court.

The Commission also revealed that vote turnout was pegged at 62.91%. It also revealed that Bazoum received 2, 501, 459 votes against 1, 985, 736 for Ousamane out of a total of 7.4 million voters.

In first round of polls, Bazoum received 39.3% of votes while Ousmane managed almost 17%.