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Election Watch

Republic of Niger Presidential October 17, 1999 and November 24, 1999
At stake in this election:
  • Office of the president of Niger
Description of government structure:
  • Until it was dissolved, Niger had an 83 person National Assembly popularly elected to five-year terms by the people.
Description of electoral system:
  • The President is indirectly elected by the people of Niger to a five-year term.
  • 75 of the 83 members of the National Assembly are selected through a popular party list vote from 8 multi-seat departments, while the other 8 are selected by plurality from single seat minority communities. All members are elected to five-year terms.
  • Parliamentary elections and the second round of Presidential elections are planned for November 24, 1999.
Results of the election for president:
  • Presidential Candidate: Tandja MAMADOU
    Party: The National Movement for the Development Society (MNSD)
    Valid Votes Received: 617,320
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 32.33 %

  • Presidential Candidate: Mahamadou ISSOUFOU
    Party: Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS)
    Valid Votes Received: 435,041
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 22.79 %

  • Presidential Candidate: Mahamane OUSMANE
    Party: Democratic and Social Convention (CDS)
    Valid Votes Received: 429,827
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 22.51 %

  • Presidential Candidate: Hamid ALGABID
    Party: Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP)
    Valid Votes Received: 206,763
    Percent of Valid Votes Received: 10.83 %