ElectionGudie

Jan. 31, 2011 Held

3,317,935
Voted
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Republic of Niger

Election for Assemblée Nationale (National Assembly)

Results

48%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,317,935
Valid Votes:3,230,498
Invalid Votes:87,437

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism-Tarayya 34 - 1,066,011

33.00%

National Movement for a Developing Society-Nassara 25 - 664,525

20.57%

Nigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation 23 - 637,108

19.72%

Nigerien Alliance for Democracy and Social Progress-Zaman Lahiya 8 - 242,770

7.51%

Rally for Democracy and Progress 7 - - 209,622

6.49%

Union for Democracy and the Republic 6 - 175,876

5.44%

Democratic Social Convention-Rahama 3 - 105,828

3.28%

Social Democratic Rally - - 58,947

1.82%

Others - - 37,793

1.17%

Union of Independent Nigeriens 1 - - 32,018

0.99%

More Info:

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: 16,946,485 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 6,740,046 (2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 8,412,440 (2011)

·         Is Niger a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Niger ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (8 October 1999)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 15 (following the 2011 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 188

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High

Disability Data:

·         Is Niger a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Niger ratified CRPD: Yes (24 June 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 2,541,972 (est.)