List of heads of state of Niger

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President of the
Republic of Niger
Coat of arms of Niger.svg
UNCTAD XIII Opening Ceremony (7099104739).jpg
Incumbent
Mahamadou Issoufou

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

A total of nine people have served as head of state of Niger.

The current head of state of Niger is the President of the Republic Mahamadou Issoufou, since 7 April 2011.

Titles[edit]

  • 1960–1974: President of the Republic
  • 1974–1989: President of the Supreme Military Council
  • 1989: President of the Supreme Council of National Orientation
  • 1989–1996: President of the Republic
  • 1996: Chairman of the National Salvation Council
  • 1996–1999: President of the Republic
  • 1999: Chairman of the National Reconciliation Council
  • 1999–2010: President of the Republic
  • 2010–2011: Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy
  • 2011–present: President of the Republic

Key[edit]

Political parties
Other factions

List[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office
1 Hamani Diori
(1916–1989)
Hamani Diori 1968b.jpg 10 November 1960 15 April 1974
(deposed.)
1965, 1970 PPN–RDA Position not established
2 Seyni Kountché
(1931–1987)
Seyni Kountche 1983 cropped.jpg 17 April 1974 10 November 1987
(died in office.)
Military Oumarou
Algabid
3 Ali Saibou
(1940–2011)
Ali Saibou.jpg 14 November 1987 16 April 1993 1989 Military /
MNSD–Nassara
Algabid
Oumarou
Mahamidou
Cheiffou
4 Mahamane Ousmane
(1950–)
Mahamane Ousmane (cropped).jpg 16 April 1993 27 January 1996
(deposed.)
1993 CSD–Rahama Cheiffou
Issoufou
Abdoulaye
Cissé
Amadou
5 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara
(1949–1999)
No image.png 27 January 1996 9 April 1999
(assassinated.)
1996 Military /
UNIRD / RDP–Jama'a
Adji
Cissé
Mayaki
6 Daouda Malam Wanké
(1946–2004)
No image.png 11 April 1999 22 December 1999 Military Mayaki
7 Mamadou Tandja
(1938–)
Tandja in Nigeria June 2007.jpg 22 December 1999 18 February 2010
(deposed.)
1999, 2004 MNSD–Nassara Mayaki
Amadou
Oumarou
Abouba
Gamatié
8 Salou Djibo
(1965–)
Général de corps d'armée Salou Djibo.jpg 18 February 2010 7 April 2011 Military Danda
9 Mahamadou Issoufou
(1951–)
UNCTAD XIII Opening Ceremony (7099104739).jpg 7 April 2011 Incumbent 2011, 2016 PNDS–Tarayya Rafini

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Mahamadou Issoufou Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism 2,252,016 48.43 3,694,132 92.73
Hama Amadou Nigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation 824,500 17.73 289,751 7.27
Seyni Oumarou National Movement for the Development of Society 563,613 12.12
Mahamane Ousmane Nigerien Movement for Democratic Renewal 290,688 6.25
Ibrahim Yacouba Nigerien Patriotic Movement 201,982 4.34
Kassoum Moctar Congress for the Republic 135,176 2.91
Abdou Labo Democratic and Social Convention 97,382 2.09
Amadou Cheiffou Social Democratic Rally 82,965 1.78
Amadou Cissé Union for Democracy and the Republic 69,115 1.49
Laouan Magagi Alliance for Democratic Renewal 44,685 0.96
Adal Rhoubeid Democratic Movement for Renewal 27,350 0.59
Abdoulaye Amadou Traoré Party of Progress for a United Niger 18,681 0.40
Tahirou Guimba Democratic Movement for Development and the Defence of Liberties 18,335 0.40
Mahaman Jean Philipe Padonou Convergence for Democracy and Progress 16,508 0.35
Mahaman Hamissou Maman Justice and Development Party 7,211 0.16
Invalid/blank votes 415,249 82,838
Total 5,065,456 100 4,066,721 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,580,598 66.82 6,745,667 60.29
Source: Constitutional Court CENI

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