Falké Bacharou

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Falké Bacharou is a Nigerien politician. A member of the Democratic and Social Convention (CDS-Rahama), he was Second Vice-President of the National Assembly of Niger from 2004 to 2009.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Bacharou was elected to the National Assembly in the February 1993 parliamentary election[3] as a CDS candidate in Dosso[disambiguation needed] constituency.[4] He then served as Secretary-General of the Presidency under President Mahamane Ousmane.[5] He was the campaign director for the CDS during the January 1995 parliamentary election. After the CDS lost the election, depriving President Ousmane of a parliamentary majority and forcing him to cohabit with the opposition, Bacharou alleged that irregularities had affected the results.[6] Ousmane was ousted a year later in a January 1996 military coup. Bacharou was one of those arrested following an opposition demonstration on January 11, 1997.[5]

Bacharou was elected to the National Assembly in the December 2004 parliamentary election from Dosso,[7] and he was elected as the Second Vice-President of the National Assembly for the parliamentary term that followed.[1]

Bacharou was a National Vice-President of the CDS, representing Dosso, until he was replaced by Maïdagi Alambaye at the party's sixth congress on September 1, 2007.[8]

Bacharou was again elected to the National Assembly in the January 2011 parliamentary election.[9] When the Bureau of the National Assembly was elected in April 2011, the post of Second Vice-President, reserved for the opposition, was left vacant.[10] Subsequently Bacharou was elected as Second Vice-President of the National Assembly.[11]


  1. ^ a b Page at the National Assembly of Niger website, archived February 13, 2005 (French).
  2. ^ "Global Programme for Parliamentary Strengthening II, Mid-Term Evaluation Report" (Appendix Four), United Nations Development Programme, February 2007.
  3. ^ "Afrique de l'Ouest - Niger - Cour suprême - 1993 - Arrêt no 93-10/cc du 18 mars 1993", droit.francophonie.org (French).
  4. ^ "Afrique de l'Ouest - Niger - Cour suprême - 1993 - Arrêt no 93-3/cc du 1er février 1993", droit.francophonie.org (French).
  5. ^ a b "Les suites de la manifestation du 11 janvier 1997", Afrique Express (French).
  6. ^ "L'opposition nigérienne aurait gagné de peu les législatives", AFP (liberation.fr), 16 January 1995 (French).
  7. ^ List of deputies elected in the 2004 election by constituency, National Assembly website (2005 archive) (French).
  8. ^ Yahaya Garba, "6ème congrès de la CDS-Rahama: Un congrès expéditif et sans enjeu", Roue de l’Histoire n° 368, September 5, 2007 (Tamtaminfo.com, September 6, 2007) (French).
  9. ^ "Arrêt n° 009/11/CCT/ME du 16 mars 2011", Transitional Constitutional Council, 16 March 2011 (French).
  10. ^ Mahaman Bako, "Assemblée nationale : mise en place du Bureau de l'Assemblée", Le Sahel, 22 April 2011 (French).
  11. ^ "Assemblée nationale : les membres du Bureau de l'Assemblée reconduits pour un nouveau mandat d'un an", Le Sahel, 23 April 2012 (French).