ElectionGudie

Jan. 31, 2011 Tentative

6,700,000
Registered to Vote
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Republic of Niger

Election for Assemblée Nationale (National Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 83 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Djibo SALOU *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mahamadou DANDA
  • Assembly: Niger has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 113 seats.

* SALOU deposed President Mamadou TANDJA on 18 February 2010

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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism-Tarayya / Parti Nigerien pour la Democratie et le Socialisme-Tarayya (PNDS-Tarayya)
    Leader: Mahamadou ISSHOUFOU
    Seats won in this election: 39
  • Party: National Movement for a Developing Society-Nassara (MNSD-Nassara) / Mouvement national pour la société de développement
    Leader: Seyni OUMAROU
    Seats won in this election: 26
  • Party: Nigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation / Mouvement Démocratique Nigérien pour une Fédération Africaine–Lumana Africa
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this election: 23
  • Party: Nigerien Alliance for Democracy and Social Progress-Zaman Lahiya (ANDPS- Zaman Lahiya)
    Leader: Moumouni Adamou DJERMAKOYE
    Seats won in this election: 8
  • Party: Rally for Democracy and Progress / Rassemblement pour la Démocratie et le Progrès-Jama'a (RDP-Jama'a)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this election: 7
  • Party: Democratic Social Convention-Rahama / Convention démocratique et sociale-Rahama (CDS-Rahama)
    Leader: Mahamane OUSMANE
    Seats won in this election: 3
  • Party: Union for Democracy and the Republic / Union pour la Démocratie et la République-Tabbat (UDR-TABBAT)
    Leader: Boubacar CISSE
    Seats won in this election: 6
  • Party: National Union of Independents / Union Nationale des Indépendants
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this election: 1

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 15,306,252 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 6,700,000 ( 2011 Registered voter total is an approximate number.)