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Niger

Republic of Niger

16,899,327 12

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

6,700,000 48.83%

Registered Voters (as of Jan. 1, 2011)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Assembly
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President ISSOUFOU Mahamadou
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Brigi RAFINI
  • Assembly: Niger has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 113 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 105 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 8 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** In the ordinal tier, the threshold is 5 percent. There are 8 multi-seat districts corresponding to the country's eight regions plus Niamey. In the nominal tier, 8 single-seat districts are drawn to favor recognized minority groups.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 1999-07-18 1,319,919 3,100,000 42.58%
President 1999-10-17 1,990,370 4,560,508 43.64%
President 1999-11-24 1,815,411 4,608,090 39.4%
President 2004-11-16 2,535,493 5,255,232 48.25%
National Assembly 2004-11-16 - 5,255,232 -
President 2004-12-04 2,363,692 5,255,232 44.98%
Referendum 2009-08-04 4,126,199 6,045,140 68.26%
National Assembly 2009-10-20 3,106,833 6,059,961 51.27%
Referendum 2010-10-31 3,538,326 6,720,335 52.65%
President 2011-01-31 3,376,611 6,700,000 50.4%
National Assembly 2011-01-31 - 6,700,000 -
President 2011-03-12 3,141,887 6,700,000 46.89%

Voter Turnout