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President of Niger

President of the
Republic of Niger
Coat of Arms of Niger
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Mahamadou Issoufou

since 7 April 2011
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Hamani Diori
Formation 10 November 1960
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List of Heads of State of Niger

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Niger Independence from France
(République du Niger)
10 November 1960 to 15 April 1974 60px Hamani Diori, President PPN-RDA Deposed in a coup d'état
17 April 1974 to 10 November 1987 Seyni Kountché, President of the Supreme Military Council Mil Died in office
10 November 1987 to 14 November 1987 Ali Saibou, Interim President of the Supreme Military Council Mil
14 November 1987 to 17 May 1989 Ali Saibou, President of the Supreme Military Council
17 May 1989 to 20 December 1989 Ali Saibou, President of the Supreme Council of National Orientation
20 December 1989 to 16 April 1993 Ali Saibou, President MNSD
16 April 1993 to 27 January 1996 Mahamane Ousmane, President CDS-Rahama Deposed in a coup d'état
27 January 1996 to 7 August 1996 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Chairman of the National Salvation Council Mil
7 August 1996 to 9 April 1999 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President UNIRD Killed in a coup d'état
11 April 1999 to 22 December 1999 Daouda Malam Wanké, Chairman of the National Reconciliation Council Mil
22 December 1999 to 18 February 2010 Mamadou Tandja, President MNSD-Nassara Deposed in a coup d'état
18 February 2010 to 7 April 2011 Salou Djibo, Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy Mil
7 April 2011 to Present
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Mahamadou Issoufou, President PNDS-Tarayya


CDS-Rahama Convention Démocratique et Sociale-Rahama
(Democratic and Social Convention-Rahama)
MNSD Mouvement National de la Societé de Développement
(National Movement for the Development of Society) only legal party 1989-1990
MNSD-Nassara Mouvement National de la Societé de Développement-Nassara
(National Movement for the Development of Society-Nassara) center-right
PNDS-Tarayya Parti Nigerien pour la Democratie et le Socialisme-Tarayya
(Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism-Tarayya) center-left, social-democratic
PRA Parti du Regroupement Africain
(Party of the African Regrouping)
PPN-RDA Parti Progressiste Nigérien-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
(Nigerien Progressive Party-African Democratic Rally) only legal party 1960-1974
UNIRD Union Nationale des Indépendants pour la Renouveau Démocratique
(National Union of Independents for Democratic Renewal) authoritarian
n-p Non-Partisan
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See also


  • World Statesmen - Niger

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