President of the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland
Président du Conseil National pour la Sauvegarde de la Patrie
Abdourahamane Tchiani
since 26 July 2023
National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland
StyleMr. President
His Excellency
TypeHead of state
PrecursorHigh Commissioner of Niger
Formation10 November 1960
First holderHamani Diori
DeputyVice President
WebsitePrésidence de la République du Niger

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 eleven people, all of them men and six of them military rulers, have served as head of state of Niger.

The current head of state of Niger is Abdourahamane Tchiani,[1] the president of the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP), a military junta established following a coup[2][3] that overthrew President Mohamed Bazoum, on 26 July 2023.

Term limits


As of 2021, there is a two-term limit for the president in the Constitution of Niger. The first president who adhered to the term limits was Mahamadou Issoufou in 2021.[4]



List of officeholders

Political parties
  Nigerien Progressive Party – African Democratic Rally (PPN–RDA)
  National Movement for the Society of Development (MNSD–Nassara)
  Democratic and Social Convention (CSD–Rahama)
  National Union of Independents for Democratic Renewal (UNIRD) / Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP–Jama'a)
  Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS–Tarayya)
Other factions
No. Portrait Name
Elected Term of office Political party Prime minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Hamani Diori
10 November 1960 15 April 1974
13 years, 156 days PPN–RDA Position not established
2 Seyni Kountché
17 April 1974 10 November 1987
(died in office)
13 years, 207 days Military Oumarou
3 Ali Saibou
1989 14 November 1987 16 April 1993 5 years, 153 days Military /
4 Mahamane Ousmane
(born 1950)
1993 16 April 1993 27 January 1996
2 years, 286 days CSD–Rahama Cheiffou
5 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara
1996 27 January 1996 9 April 1999
3 years, 72 days Military /
UNIRD / RDP–Jama'a
6 Daouda Malam Wanké
11 April 1999 22 December 1999 255 days Military Mayaki
7 Mamadou Tandja
22 December 1999 18 February 2010
10 years, 58 days MNSD–Nassara Mayaki
8 Salou Djibo
(born 1965)
18 February 2010 7 April 2011 1 year, 48 days Military Danda
9 Mahamadou Issoufou
(born 1952)
7 April 2011 2 April 2021 9 years, 360 days PNDS–Tarayya Rafini
10 Mohamed Bazoum
(born 1960)
2020–21 2 April 2021 26 July 2023
2 years, 115 days PNDS–Tarayya Mahamadou
11 Abdourahamane Tchiani
(born 1960/61)
26 July 2023 Incumbent 358 days Military Zeine


Abdourahamane TchianiMohamed BazoumMahamadou IssoufouSalou DjiboMamadou TandjaDaouda Malam WankéIbrahim Baré MaïnassaraMahamane OusmaneAli SaibouSeyni KountchéHamani Diori

Latest election

CandidatePartyFirst roundSecond round
Mohamed BazoumNigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism1,879,62939.302,490,04955.67
Mahamane OusmaneDemocratic and Republican Renewal812,41216.991,983,07244.33
Seyni OumarouNational Movement for the Society of Development428,0838.95
Albadé AboubaPatriotic Movement for the Republic338,5117.08
Ibrahim YacoubaNigerien Patriotic Movement257,3025.38
Salou DjiboPeace, Justice, Progress – Generation Doubara142,7472.98
Oumarou Malam AlmaRally for Peace and Progress118,2592.47
Hassane Baraze MoussaNigerien Alliance for Democracy and Progress114,9652.40
Omar Hamidou TchanaAlliance of Movements for the Emergence of Niger76,3681.60
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 MainassaraSawaba17,2330.36
Sagbo AdolpheSocialist Party17,0600.36
Idrissa IssoufouCitizen's Movement for Development16,9950.36
Amadou CisséUnion for Democracy and the Republic16,8350.35
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

See also



  1. ^ "Niger's General Abdourahamane Tchiani declared new leader following coup". France 24. 28 July 2023. Retrieved 28 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Niger soldiers say President Bazoum has been removed, borders closed". France 24. 26 July 2023. Retrieved 27 July 2023.
  3. ^ Peter, Laurence (27 July 2023). "Niger soldiers announce coup on national TV". BBC. Retrieved 27 July 2023.
  4. ^ Cook, Candace; Siegle, Joseph. "Circumvention of Term Limits Weakens Governance in Africa". Africa Center for Strategic Studies.