Nigerien parliamentary election, 1996

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Parliamentary elections were held in Niger on 23 November 1996. They followed the constitutional changes approved in a referendum earlier in the year, which re-introduced multi-party democracy following a military coup. However, the eight main opposition parties boycotted the elections after forming the Front for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy.[1] The result was a victory for the National Union of Independents for Democratic Renewal, which won 59 of the 83 seats,[1] three of which were won in by-elections after the original result had been invalidated by the Supreme Court.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
National Union of Independents for Democratic Renewal 990,308 66.0 59 New
Nigerien Alliance for Democracy and Progress 123,957 8.3 8 –1
Party of the Masses for Labour 107,000 7.1 2 New
Union of Democratic and Progressive Patriots 91,944 6.1 4 +3
Union for Democracy and Social Progress 36,899 2.5 3 +1
Party for People's Dignity 21,475 1.4 3 New
Movement for Democracy and Progress 7,562 0.5 1 New
Other parties 73,862 4.9 0
Independents 46,805 3.1 3 +3
Invalid/blank votes 36,151
Total 1,535,963 100 83 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,939,101 39.0
Source: Nohlen et al.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elections in Niger African Elections database
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Michael Krennerich & Bernhard Thibaut (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, pp685–688 ISBN 0-19-829645-2