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Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara
He was elected president on July 7-8, 1996, taking 52% of the vote in a contest widely viewed as fraudulent, and was sworn in on August 7. On April 9, 1999, he was assassinated during a coup d'etat by soldiers at the airport in the capital city of Niamey. He was 49 years old.
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