ElectionGudie

Oct. 17, 1999 Held

1,990,370
Voted
Niger

Republic of Niger

Election for President

Results

42%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,990,370
Valid Votes:1,909,241
Invalid Votes:81,129

Candidates:

Tandja MAMADOU617,320

32.33

Mahamadou ISSOUFOU435,041

22.79

Mahamane OUSMANE429,827

22.51

Hamid ALGABID206,763

10.83

Moumou Djermakoye ADAMOU147,979

7.74

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Niger

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Presdident Major Daouda Malam WANK
  • Head of Government: President Ibrahim Assane MAYAKI
  • Assembly: Niger has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 83 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Presdident is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The President is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 83 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Tandja MAMADOU
    • Party: The National Movement for the Development Society (MNSD)
  • Mahamadou ISSOUFOU
    • Party: Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS)

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Tandja MAMADOU
    • Party: The National Movement for the Development Society (MNSD)
  • Mahamadou ISSOUFOU
    • Party: Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS)
  • Mahamane OUSMANE
    • Party: Democratic and Social Convention (CDS)
  • Hamid ALGABID
    • Party: Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP)
  • Moumou Djermakoye ADAMOU
    • Party: Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ANDP)

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held July 7-8, 1996. Ibrahim Bare MAINASSARA won 52.1% of the vote thereby defeating Mahamane OUSMANE (19.8%) and Mamadou TANDJA (15.7%)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,821,434 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 4,608,090 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,419,491 (1999)

·         Is Niger a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1 (following the 1999 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 188 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

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

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

·         Population with a disability: 1,623,215 (est.)