Democracy in Niger

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

4 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Partly Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

3.76 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

122

Polity IV 2016

Score:

5

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Democracy

Political System

System of Government Semi-Presidential
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2011
Next Presidential Election 2016
Presidential Term Limits Two, five-year terms.
System of Appointment to Legislature 105 elected in multi-member constituencies

8 elected in national minority constituencies

Last Legislative Election

2011

Next Legislative Election

2016

Number of Seats in Legislature 113
Female quota, representation in lower house Yes: reserved seats

Niger

Last presidential election (2016)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round
Mahamadou Issoufou 48 92.49
Hama Amadou 18 7.51
Seyni Oumarou 12.12
Mahamane Ousmane 6.25
Ibrahim Yacouba 4.34
Kassoum Moctar 2.91
Abdou Labo 2.09
Amadou Cheiffou 1.78
Amadou Cissé 1.49
Laouan Magagi 0.96
Adal Rhoubeid 0.59
Abdoulaye Amadou Traoré 0.4
Tahirou Guimba 0.4
Mahaman Jean Philipe Padonou 0.35
Mahaman Hamissou Maman 0.16

 

Last legislative election (2016)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism 35.73 75
Nigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation 12.89 25
National Movement for the Development of Society 10.26 20
Patriotic Movement for the Republic 7.14 13
MNRD–PSDN 4.17 6
Nigerien Patriotic Movement 3.26 5
Nigerien Alliance for Democracy and Progress 2.95 4
Social Democratic Rally 2.89 4
Democratic and Social Convention 2.4 3
Congress for the Republic 2.57 3
Rally for Democracy and Progress 2.4 3
Alliance of Movements for the Emergence of Niger 3 3
Union for Democracy and the Republic 2.21 2
Democratic Alliance for Niger 1.55 1
Alliance for Democratic Renewal 1.46 2
Social Democratic Party 0.91 2
Party for National Unity and Development 0.54 0
Nigerien Progressive Party – African Democratic Rally 0.48 0
Nigerien Self-Management Party 0.47 0
Convergence for Democracy and Progress 0.36 0
People’s Democratic Party 0.35 0
New Generation for Niger 0.34 0
Union of Independent Nigeriens 0.28 0
Movement for Democracy and Reform 0.27 0
Socio-Revolutionary Movement for Democracy 0.24 0
Movement for Unity and Recovery of the Nation 0.18 0
IPP/RAYUWA 0.18 0
Democratic Movement for Renewal 0.14 0
Union of Socialist Nigeriens 0.11 0
National Movement for Reform and Social Progress 0.1 0
Union for Democracy and Social Progress 0.09 0
Party of Consultation and Peace 0.05 0
Socialist Party 0.05 0
Rally of Nigerien Democrats for Reform 0.01 0
Nigerien Convention for the Republic 0 0
GIE Bunkasa 0 0
CDR-Boukata 0 0
Independents 0 0

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