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Niger Voters Begin Casting Ballots

Voting began Sunday in the West African nation of Niger, where President Mahamadou Issoufou is touting his record of defending the country from Islamic extremists as he vies against 14 other candidates for a second five-year term.
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A woman casts her ballot during elections in Niamey, Niger, Feb 21, 2016.
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A woman casts her ballot during elections in Niamey, Niger, Feb 21, 2016.

Ballot materials are shown for elections in Niamey, Niger, Feb 21, 2016.
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Ballot materials are shown for elections in Niamey, Niger, Feb 21, 2016.

Voters wait to cast their ballots during elections in Niamey, Niger, Feb 21, 2016.
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Voters wait to cast their ballots during elections in Niamey, Niger, Feb 21, 2016.

Photos of candidates are included in ballot materials for elections in Niamey, Niger, Feb 21, 2016.
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Photos of candidates are included in ballot materials for elections in Niamey, Niger, Feb 21, 2016.

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