“Niger’s opposition coalition COPA 2016 has announced it’s dropping out of the presidential run-off. The coalition’s also called on its representatives to pull out.The run-off between Hama Amadou and Incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou was scheduled for March 20th. But the opposition is citing unfair treatment and a lack of an official announcement of the results. President Issoufou fell just short of an outright majority, whereas the opposition’s Amadou had to campaign from prison. He’s been in jail, accused of baby trafficking. The African Union election observer mission says the first round was fairly well organised, despite logistic issues and delays” (CCTV, 2016).