Niger: Political structure

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Institution
Economist Intelligence Unit
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Topic
Politics, Summary, Political structure
Political Geography
Niger

Official name

République du Niger

Form of state

Unitary republic

Legal system

The constitution of Niger's Seventh Republic was approved by referendum in 2010

National legislature

National Assembly of 171 members

National elections

Legislative and first-round presidential elections were held on December 27th 2020; the second round of the presidential election was held on February 21st 2021; the next legislative and first-round presidential elections are both due at end-2024

Head of state

The president, elected for a maximum of two five-year terms; Mohamed Bazoum was inaugurated on April 2nd 2021, beginning his first five-year term

National government

A 40-strong cabinet was named by the prime minister, Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, and approved by the president in April 2021

Main political parties

The Parti nigérien pour la démocratie et le socialisme (PNDS) won the largest number of seats (80) at the 2020 legislative election. The PNDS is part of a coalition, the Mouvance pour la renaissance du Niger (MRN), which has a parliamentary majority. This coalition is dominated by Mr Bazoum's PNDS, which holds 16 of the 33 ministerial posts. Other major members of the MRN are the Mouvement patriotique pour la République, the Mouvement national pour la société de développement and the Congrès pour la République, all of which hold ministerial posts. The major opposition parties include the Mouvement démocratique nigérien pour une fédération africaine (MODEN-FA), the Renouveau démocratique et républicain and the Mouvement patriotique nigérien

Prime minister Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou

Ministers of state

Agriculture & livestock: Alambedji Abba Issa

Interior, public security, decentralisation & religious affairs: Alkache Alhada

Minister of state at the presidency: Rhissa Ag Boula

Key ministers

Chief of staff: Ibrahim Sani Abani

Commerce & private-sector promotion: Gado Sabo Moctar

Defence: Alkassoum Indattou

Education & literacy: Mamoudou Djibo

Energy: Mahamane Sani Mahamadou

Finance: Ahmat Jidoud

Foreign affairs & co-operation: Hassoumi Massaoudou

Health: Illiassou Idi Maïnassara

Higher education, research & innovation: Mamoudou Djibo

Humanitarian affairs & disaster management: Laouan Magagi

Industry: Gado Sabo Moctar

Justice: Boubakar Hassan

Mines: Ousseini Hadizatou Yacouba

Oil: Mahamane Sani Mahamadou

Planning: Abdou Rabiou

Post & new information technologies: Hassane Barazé Moussa

Transport: Oumarou Malam Alma

Governor of the central bank (BCEAO)

Tiémoko Meyliet Koné

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