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Entertainment Niger: rally in front of Mamadou Tandja's home to pay tribute to him

19:05  25 november  2020
19:05  25 november  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Mamadou Tandja (1938 – 24 November 2020) was a Nigerien politician who was President of Niger from 1999 to 2010.

Despite the apparent referendum and election victories, Tandja and his actions remained unpopular with many, and on February 18, 2010, he was deposed Although reports on the incident were initially varied and conflicting, it was eventually announced that Tandja and other members of his government

L'ancien président Mamadou Tandja à son arrivée à son domicile, salué par ses proches, le 10 mai 2011. © AFP / Boureima Hama Former president Mamadou Tandja on his arrival at his home, greeted by his relatives, on May 10, 2011.

Prayers and tributes to Niamey, the capital of Niger, at the home of former President Mamadou Tandja, who died Tuesday at the age of 82. In Niger, he had previously seduced part of the population with his measures against poverty.

From our correspondent in Niamey, Moussa Kaka

The national radio has been broadcasting Muslim religious praises since President Tandja Mamadou died on Tuesday. And in front of his home, it's crowded. Parents and friends parade to offer their condolences to the former head of state of Niger , who died on Tuesday. “We worked together in Maradi. He was the préfet, and I was the mayor of the town of Maradi. And that was remarkable, "testifies former Prime Minister Mamane Oumarou.

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The party opposed Mamadou Tandja ' s constitutional referendum of 2009 and was a member of the opposition FDD ( Front for Defense of Democracy) and CFDR (Coordination of Forces for Democracy and the Republic) party coalitions during the 2009–10 Nigerien constitutional crisis.[11] It endorsed

Tandja won the second round against Issoufou.[5] In the 1999 parliamentary election, the RDP won ^ "Présidentielle au Niger : un quatrième parti, le RDP, soutient la candidature de Mamadou Tandja au second tour" Nigerien Democratic Front . Nigerien Progressive Union. Party for People' s Dignity.

"I remember Tandja Mamadou as a statesman, nationalist, patriot. I think it is a baobab that has fallen, ”confides Minister Boukari Wassalké, who was a political companion of Tandja Mamadou.

"A great architect of development"

Elected in 1999 and reelected in 2004, he was overthrown by a military coup in 2010 after trying to stay in power by changing the Constitution. Considered as “a great architect of development”, Mamadou Tandja left his mark on Niger. "The population of Tahoua, precisely of Keïta, will never be able to forget the support that was provided by President Tandja and the Prefect Tandja at the time," testified Aboubacar Kyo Kioduse.

The official funeral will take place Thursday at the presidential palace, followed by his burial in Maïné-Soroa, his hometown.

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