Mahamadou Issoufou

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Mahamadou Issoufou
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President of Niger
Assumed office
7 April 2011
Prime MinisterBrigi Rafini
Preceded bySalou Djibo (Chairperson of the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy)
Prime Minister of Niger
In office
17 April 1993 – 28 September 1994
PresidentMahamane Ousmane
Preceded byAmadou Cheiffou
Succeeded bySouley Abdoulaye
Personal details
BornDandaji, French West Africa (now Niger)
Political partyNigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism
Spouse(s)Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou
Lalla Malika Issoufou

Mahamadou Issoufou (born 1 January 1951[1]) is a Nigerien politician who has been the President of Niger since 7 April 2011. Issoufou was the Prime Minister of Niger from 1993 to 1994, President of the National Assembly from February 1995 to 27 January 1996, and he has been a candidate in each presidential election since 1993. He led the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-Tarayya), a social democratic party, from its foundation in 1990 until his election as President of Niger in 2011.[2] During the Presidency of Mamadou Tandja (1999–2010), Issoufou was the main opposition leader.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biographie du Président de la République". Présidence de la République du Niger. Archived from the original on 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  2. "Les membres du Comité exécutif national". Archived from the original on 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2009-10-12.