ElectionGudie

July 18, 1999 Held

1,319,919
Voted
Niger

Republic of Niger

Referendum

Results

43%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,319,919
Valid Votes:1,319,919
Invalid Votes:0

Provisions

Niger's 1996 constitution was suspended on April 11, 1999. A committee appointed by the ruling National Reconciliation Council (CRN) was charged with drafting a new constitution. The draft constitution presented in the referendum will be based on a semi-presidential system of government in which executive power would be shared between the president and the prime minister. The proposed system will have a prime minister who is responsible to the parliament. The new constitution will include an article granting amnesty of the leaders of the 1996 and 1999 coups. A majority (50%+1) of the valid votes are required in order for the new constitution to be enacted.

Yes1,161,178

89.61

No134,639

10.39

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • The constitution of the Republic of Niger

Description of government structure:

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

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • The constitution of the Republic of Niger Niger's 1996 constitution was suspended on April 11, 1999.

    A committee appointed by the ruling National Reconciliation Council (CRN) was charged with drafting a new constitution.

    The draft constitution presented in the referendum will be based on a semi-presidential system of government in which executive power would be shared between the president and the prime minister.

    The proposed system will have a prime minister who is responsible to the parliament.

    The new constitution will include an article granting amnesty of the leaders of the 1996 and 1999 coups.

    A majority (50%+1) of the valid votes are required in order for the new constitution to be enacted.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,821,434 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 3,100,000 ( approx.)

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: N/A

·         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.)