U.S. and Niger Junta Plan for a Quick Return to Democracy

The United States is working for a peaceful and quick transition back to civilian rule in Niger, after a military coup overthrew President Mamadou Tandja last week, Daily Dispatch said.

The junta has promised to give power back to civilian rulers, returning the state to democracy once politicians agree on a new constitution, the Daily Dispatch said.

Tandja, who had been in office since 1999 was overthrown when he tried to stay in power longer than the constitution allowed, CNN said.

The United Nations and African representatives who visited the country's capital over the weekend discussed with the junta how Niger can return to "normal constitutional life as quickly as possible," CNN said.

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