List of heads of state of Niger

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President of the
Republic of Niger
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Mahamadou Issoufou-IMG 3648.jpg
Mahamadou Issoufou

since 7 April 2011
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Hamani Diori
Formation 10 November 1960
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The following is a list of heads of state of Niger, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

List of Heads of State of Niger[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Niger Independence from France
(République du Niger)
10 November 1960 to 15 April 1974 Hamani Diori 1968b.jpg Hamani Diori, President PPN-RDA Deposed in a coup d'état
17 April 1974 to 10 November 1987 Kountche.jpg Seyni Kountché, President of the Supreme Military Council Mil Died in office
10 November 1987 to 14 November 1987 Ali Saibou, Interim President of the Supreme Military Council Mil
14 November 1987 to 17 May 1989 Ali Saibou, President of the Supreme Military Council
17 May 1989 to 20 December 1989 Ali Saibou, President of the Supreme Council of National Orientation
20 December 1989 to 16 April 1993 Ali Saibou, President MNSD
16 April 1993 to 27 January 1996 Voa african presidents 23sep05.jpg Mahamane Ousmane, President CDS-Rahama Deposed in a coup d'état
27 January 1996 to 7 August 1996 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Chairman of the National Salvation Council Mil
7 August 1996 to 9 April 1999 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President UNIRD Killed in a coup d'état
11 April 1999 to 22 December 1999 Wanke niger official.jpg Daouda Malam Wanké, Chairman of the National Reconciliation Council Mil
22 December 1999 to 18 February 2010 Tandja in Nigeria June 2007.jpg Mamadou Tandja, President MNSD-Nassara Deposed in a coup d'état
18 February 2010 to 7 April 2011 Général de corps d'armée Salou Djibo.jpg Salou Djibo, Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy Mil
7 April 2011 to Present Mahamadou Issoufou-IMG 3648.jpg Mahamadou Issoufou, President PNDS-Tarayya


CDS-Rahama Convention Démocratique et Sociale-Rahama
(Democratic and Social Convention-Rahama)
MNSD Mouvement National de la Societé de Développement
(National Movement for the Development of Society) only legal party 1989-1990
MNSD-Nassara Mouvement National de la Societé de Développement-Nassara
(National Movement for the Development of Society-Nassara) center-right
PNDS-Tarayya Parti Nigerien pour la Democratie et le Socialisme-Tarayya
(Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism-Tarayya) center-left, social-democratic
PRA Parti du Regroupement Africain
(Party of the African Regrouping)
PPN-RDA Parti Progressiste Nigérien-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
(Nigerien Progressive Party-African Democratic Rally) only legal party 1960-1974
UNIRD Union Nationale des Indépendants pour la Renouveau Démocratique
(National Union of Independents for Democratic Renewal) authoritarian
n-p Non-Partisan
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Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 31 January and 12 March 2011 Nigerien presidential election results
Candidates – Parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Mahamadou IssoufouNigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism 1,217,527 36.06 1,820,639 57.95
Seyni OumarouNational Movement for the Development of Society 784,618 23.24 1,321,248 42.05
Hama AmadouNigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation 669,153 19.82
Mahamane OusmaneDemocratic and Social Convention 284.188 8.42
Amadou CheiffouSocial Democratic Rally 137,501 4.07
Moussa Moumouni DjermakoyeNigerien Alliance for Democracy and Progress 133,222 3.95
Ousmane Issoufou OubandawakiAlliance for Democratic Renewal 65,077 1.93
Amadou CisséUnion for Democracy and the Republic 54,218 1.61
Abdoulaye Amadou Traoré 18,116 0.54
Bayard Mariama Gamatié 12,991 0.38
Total (turnout 50.4%/48.2%) 3,376,611 100.00 3,141,887 100.00

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