Party for Socialism and Democracy in Niger

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Party for Socialism and Democracy in Niger
Founded 1992
Ideology Democratic Socialism
Social Democracy
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The Party for Socialism and Democracy in Niger (French: Parti pour le socialisme et la démocratie au Niger, PSDN-Alheri) is a political party in Niger.

History[edit]

The PSDN was established on 18 May 1992. In the 1993 general elections the party received 1.5% of the vote, winning one seat in the National Assembly. It nominated Omar Katzelma Taya as its candidate for the subsequent presidential elections; he finished seventh in a field of eight candidates with 1.8% of the vote.

The early parliamentary elections in 1995 saw the party win two seats with a similar vote share. However, it boycotted the 1996 elections,[1] which followed a coup earlier in the year.

The PSDN did not nominate a presidential candidate for the 1999 elections, and received only 0.2% of the vote in the parliamentary elections, failing to win a seat. However, after increasing its vote share to 1.3% in the 2004 general elections, it regained parliamentary representation, winning a single seat. Despite further increasing its vote share to 2.3% in the 2009 parliamentary elections, the party lost its seat. The 2011 elections saw its vote share collapse to 0.2%, as it remained seatless.

In the 2016 general elections it formed a joint list with the Nigerien Movement for Democratic Renewal to run for the National Assembly, with the alliance winning six seats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Niger African Elections Database