This file photo taken on November 6, 2013 shows Hama Amadou (C), then head of Nigers' parliament, delivering a speech at the Parliament House in Niamey, Niger. / AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO
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Niger's opposition said Thursday it "will not recognize" the result of Sunday's presidential election run-off.Opposition challenger Hama Amadou, currently receiving medical treatment in Paris, came second in the first round last month, trailing well behind incumbent President Mahamadou Issoufou.A government spokesman said Amadou had suffered from "a chronic illness for three years" and needed specialist care that "does not exist in Niamey".In the first round he polled 17.79 percent, compared to 48.41 percent for Issoufou.
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