Niger

National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
27.12.2020
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
15.03.2021
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.12.2025
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
166
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
87

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
7,446,556
Votes Number of people who actually voted
5,010,305
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
67.28%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Mahamadou Issoufou’s Niger Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS Tarayya) remained the largest party in the 171-member National Assembly (see note 1), taking 80 out of the 166 seats at stake. Former Speaker Hama Amadou’s Nigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation (Moden Fa. Lumana Africa, which is in the opposition CAP 20-21 coalition), came a distant second, taking 19 seats. Only two other parties took more than 10 seats: the National Movement for the Development of Society (MNSD) – Nassara (led by former Prime Minister and Speaker Seyni Oumarou) and the Movement for the Republic (MPR-Jamhuriya, led by former MNSD Secretary General Albadé Abouba). In all, 43 of 166 members elected in 2020 were women (25.9%), up from up from 25 women out of 171 members (14.6%) elected in 2016. 

The parliamentary elections were held in parallel with the presidential polls to elect the successor of President Issoufou, who was stepping down after two five-year terms. Former Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum (PNDS Tarayya) won the run-off elections held on 21 February 2021. His rival, former President Mahamane Ousmane (see note 2), rejected the results. The announcement of the presidential election results led to clashes in the capital Niamey and several towns in the provinces. Hundreds were arrested. On 1 March, Mr. Amadou was imprisoned for his alleged role in the unrest.

On 22 March 2021, the newly elected National Assembly elected Mr. Oumarou (MNSD) as its new Speaker. The inaugural day was marked by attacks by suspected jihadists in Tahoua region, which left at least 137 people dead. On 31 March, the government announced it had foiled an attempted coup. On 2 April, Mr. Bazoum was officially sworn in as the new President, thereby marking the first peaceful transfer of power since the country’s independence in 1960. The following day, President Bazoum appointed Mr. Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou (PNDS Tarayya) as the new Prime Minister.

Note 1:
This includes five seats reserved for Nigeriens abroad. The elections to these seats were not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note 2:
Mr. Ousmane of the Democratic and Republican Rally (RDR-Tchandji) was the first democratically elected president of Niger. In the runoff elections in 2020, he was supported by several opposition figures, including the former Speaker Amadou and 10 other candidates who did not qualify for the run-offs.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
19
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
21.84%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
48.19%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Niger Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS Tarayya) 80
Nigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation (Moden Fa . Lumana Africa ) 19
Patriotic Movement for the Republic (MPR-JAMHURIYA) 13
National Movement for the Development of Society (MNSD) - Nassara 13
Congress for the Republic (CPR InganciI) 8
Democratic and Republican Rally (RDR-Tchandji) 7
Niger Patriotic Movement (MPN- KISHIN KASSA) 6
National Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ANDP) - Zaman Lahiya 3
Peace, Justice, Progress–Generation Doubara (PJP Generation Doubara) 2
Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP-JAMA’A) 2
Rally for Peace and Progress (RPP-Farilla) 2
Alliance for Democratic Renewal (ARD Mutunci-Adalci) 2
Alliance of Movements for the Emergence of Niger (AMEN-AMIN) 2
Democratic Movement for the Emergence of Niger (MDEN-Falala) 2
Social Democratic Rally (RSD Gaskiya) 1
Democratic Alternation for Equity in Niger (ADEN-Karkara) 1
Social Democratic Party (PSD Bassira) 1
Alliance for Democracy and the Republic (ADR-Mahita) 1
Nigerien Rally for Democracy and Peace (RNDP-Anneima Banizoubou) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
123
Number of women elected
43
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
25.9%
Other notes
Note on the number of seats at stake:

In addition, there are five seats reserved for Nigeriens abroad. The elections to these seats were not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Assembly was dissolved in July 2023 and the establishment of a transitional parliament has been announced.
Women Directly Elected
43

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
123
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
43
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
22.03.2021
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Seyni Oumarou (Male)
Political party
National Movement for the Development of Society (MNSD) - Nassara
Date of election
23.03.2021