List of heads of state of Niger

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President of the
Republic of the Niger
Président de la
République du Niger
Coat of arms of Niger.svg
Mohamed Bazoum (cropped).jpg
Mohamed Bazoum

since 2 April 2021
Style Mr. President
His Excellency
Status Head of State
Seat Niamey
AppointerDirect popular vote
(two rounds if necessary)
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution of Niger
Precursor High Commissioner of Niger
Inaugural holder Hamani Diori
Formation10 November 1960

This is a list of heads of state of Niger since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.


A total of ten people have served as head of state of Niger.

The current head of state of Niger is the President of the Republic Mohamed Bazoum, since 2 April 2021. [1]



Political parties
Other factions

List of officeholders

ElectedTerm of officePolitical party Prime minister(s)
Took officeLeft officeTime in office
1 Hamani Diori 1968b.jpg Hamani Diori
10 November 196015 April 1974
( deposed.)
13 years, 156 days PPN–RDA Position not established
2 Seyni Kountche 1983 cropped.jpg Seyni Kountché
17 April 197410 November 1987
(died in office.)
13 years, 207 days Military Oumarou
3 Ali Saibou.jpg Ali Saibou
1989 14 November 198716 April 19935 years, 153 days Military /
4 Mahamane Ousmane (cropped).jpg Mahamane Ousmane
(born 1950)
1993 16 April 199327 January 1996
( deposed.)
2 years, 286 days CSD–Rahama Cheiffou
5 No image.png Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara
1996 27 January 19969 April 1999
( assassinated.)
3 years, 72 days Military /
UNIRD / RDP–Jama'a
6 No image.png Daouda Malam Wanké
11 April 199922 December 1999255 days Military Mayaki
7 Tandja in Nigeria June 2007.jpg Mamadou Tandja
22 December 199918 February 2010
( deposed.)
10 years, 58 days MNSD–Nassara Mayaki
8 General de corps d'armee Salou Djibo.jpg Salou Djibo
(born 1965)
18 February 20107 April 20111 year, 48 days Military Danda
9 Mahamadou Issoufou 2014.jpg Mahamadou Issoufou
(born 1952)
7 April 20112 April 20219 years, 360 days PNDS–Tarayya Rafini
10 Mohamed Bazoum (cropped).jpg Mohamed Bazoum
(born 1960)
2020–21 2 April 2021Incumbent2 days PNDS–Tarayya Mahamadou

Latest election

CandidatePartyFirst roundSecond round
Mohamed Bazoum Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism 1,879,62939.302,490,04955.67
Mahamane Ousmane Democratic and Republican Renewal 812,41216.991,983,07244.33
Seyni Oumarou National Movement for the Society of Development 428,0838.95
Albadé Abouba Patriotic Movement for the Republic 338,5117.08
Ibrahim Yacouba Nigerien Patriotic Movement 257,3025.38
Salou Djibo Peace, Justice, Progress – Generation Doubara 142,7472.98
Oumarou Malam AlmaRally for Peace and Progress118,2592.47
Hassane Baraze Moussa Nigerien Alliance for Democracy and Progress 114,9652.40
Omar Hamidou Tchana Alliance of Movements for the Emergence of Niger 76,3681.60
Amadou OusmaneDemocratic Alternation for Fairness in Niger63,3961.33
Souleymane GarbaNiger Party of Change – Mu Lura61,1581.28
Idi Ango OusmaneAlliance for Democracy and the Republic – Mahita56,1001.17
Nayoussa NassirouConvention for Democracy and Social Progress41,6970.87
Ibrahim GadoRepublican Council for Progress and Democracy39,3190.82
Mounkaila IssaNigerien Rally for Democracy and Peace38,6040.81
Hamidou Mamadou AbdouAfrican National Gathering Party35,9340.75
Intinicar AlhassaneNigerien Party for Peace and Development30,9950.65
Abdoulkadri AlphaGayya Zabbe28,9100.60
Kane HabibouSynergy of Democrats for the Republic27,1620.57
Oumarou AbdourahamaneUnion for Patriotic Pan-Africanists20,4880.43
Moustapha MoustaphaParty for a Political Revolution in Niger20,3650.43
Amadou SaidouIndependent20,1560.42
Mahaman Hamissou MoumouniParty for Justice and Development – Hakika18,5850.39
Djibrilla Mainassara Sawaba 17,2330.36
Sagbo AdolpheSocialist Party17,0600.36
Idrissa IssoufouCitizen's Movement for Development16,9950.36
Amadou Cissé Union for Democracy and the Republic 16,8350.35
Mamadou DoullaRedemption for the Sake of the Fatherland16,7680.35
Abdallah SouleymaneNiger Forward (Nigerena)14,2820.30
Ismael IdeAction Front for a New Niger12,0620.25
Valid votes4,782,38092.164,473,12195.48
Invalid/blank votes406,7527.84211,6584.52
Total votes5,189,132100.004,684,779100.00
Registered voters/turnout7,446,55669.687,446,55662.91
Source: Constitutional Court - First round Constitutional Court - Second round

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  1. "Niger's Mohamed Bazoum sworn in as president after failed coup". BBC News. 2 April 2021. Retrieved 2 April 2021.