List of heads of state of Niger

President of the
Republic of Niger

Mahamadou Issoufou

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

List of Heads of State of Niger

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of NigerIndependence from France
(République du Niger)
10 November 1960 to 15 April 1974Hamani Diori, PresidentPPN-RDADeposed in a coup d'état
17 April 1974 to 10 November 1987Seyni Kountché, President of the Supreme Military CouncilMilDied in office
10 November 1987 to 14 November 1987 Ali Saibou, Interim President of the Supreme Military CouncilMil
14 November 1987 to 17 May 1989Ali Saibou, President of the Supreme Military Council
17 May 1989 to 20 December 1989Ali Saibou, President of the Supreme Council of National Orientation
20 December 1989 to 16 April 1993Ali Saibou, PresidentMNSD
16 April 1993 to 27 January 1996Mahamane Ousmane, PresidentCDS-RahamaDeposed in a coup d'état
27 January 1996 to 7 August 1996 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Chairman of the National Salvation CouncilMil
7 August 1996 to 9 April 1999Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, PresidentUNIRDKilled in a coup d'état
11 April 1999 to 22 December 1999Daouda Malam Wanké, Chairman of the National Reconciliation CouncilMil
22 December 1999 to 18 February 2010Mamadou Tandja, PresidentMNSD-NassaraDeposed in a coup d'état
18 February 2010 to 7 April 2011Salou Djibo, Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Restoration of DemocracyMil
7 April 2011 to PresentMahamadou Issoufou, PresidentPNDS-Tarayya


CDS-RahamaConvention Démocratique et Sociale-Rahama
(Democratic and Social Convention-Rahama)
MNSDMouvement National de la Societé de Développement
(National Movement for the Development of Society) only legal party 1989-1990
MNSD-NassaraMouvement National de la Societé de Développement-Nassara
(National Movement for the Development of Society-Nassara) center-right
PNDS-TarayyaParti Nigerien pour la Democratie et le Socialisme-Tarayya
(Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism-Tarayya) center-left, social-democratic
PRAParti du Regroupement Africain
(Party of the African Regrouping)
PPN-RDAParti Progressiste Nigérien-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
(Nigerien Progressive Party-African Democratic Rally) only legal party 1960-1974
UNIRDUnion Nationale des Indépendants pour la Renouveau Démocratique
(National Union of Independents for Democratic Renewal) authoritarian

Latest election

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Mahamadou IssoufouNigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism2,252,01648.43 3,694,132 92.73
Hama AmadouNigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation824,50017.73289,751 7.27
Seyni OumarouNational Movement for the Development of Society563,61312.12
Mahamane OusmaneNigerien Movement for Democratic Renewal290,6886.25
Ibrahim YacoubaNigerien Patriotic Movement201,9824.34
Kassoum MoctarCongress for the Republic135,1762.91
Abdou LaboDemocratic and Social Convention97,3822.09
Amadou CheiffouSocial Democratic Rally82,9651.78
Amadou CisséUnion for Democracy and the Republic69,1151.49
Laouan MagagiAlliance for Democratic Renewal44,6850.96
Adal RhoubeidDemocratic Movement for Renewal27,3500.59
Abdoulaye Amadou TraoréParty of Progress for a United Niger18,6810.40
Tahirou GuimbaDemocratic Movement for Development and the Defence of Liberties18,3350.40
Mahaman Jean Philipe PadonouConvergence for Democracy and Progress16,5080.35
Mahaman Hamissou MamanJustice and Development Party7,2110.16
Invalid/blank votes415,24982,838
Registered voters/turnout7,580,59866.826,745,66760.29
Source: Constitutional Court CENI

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