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Niger

Republic of Niger

17,466,172 15

Population (as of May 29, 2015)

Elections in our database

48.83%

Registered Voters (as of )

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%
National Assembly 2004-11-16 - 5,255,232 -
President 2004-11-16 2,535,493 5,255,232 48.25%
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%
President 2016-02-21 - - -
National Assembly 2016-02-21 - - -
President 2016-03-20 - - -

Voter Turnout