Union of Independent Nigeriens

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The Union of Independent Nigeriens (French: Union des Nigériens Indépendants, UNI) is a political party in Niger.

History[edit]

The UNI was established on 17 May 1999. In the October 1999 general elections it nominated Amadou Ali Djibo as its presidential candidate; he finished last in a field of seven candidates with 2% of the vote. The party also failed to win a seat in the National Assembly, after receiving 1.25% of the vote.

The party contested the 2004 general elections in alliance with the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism and Union for Democracy and the Republic. It did not nominate a presidential candidate, but a joint list of the three parties won two seats in the National Assembly.[1]

It contested the 2009 parliamentary elections alone, winning one seat.[1] The party did not nominate a presidential candidate in the 2011 general elections, but retained its seat in the National Assembly. However, it lost its parliamentary elections in the 2016 general elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elections in Niger African Elections Database