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    Niger Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/niger/niger_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Niger
      conventional short form: Niger
      local long form: Republique du Niger
      local short form: Niger

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Niamey

      Administrative divisions:
      8 regions (regions, singular - region) includes 1 capital district* (communite urbaine); Agadez, Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Niamey*, Tahoua, Tillaberi, Zinder

      Independence:
      3 August 1960 (from France)

      National holiday:
      Republic Day, 18 December (1958)

      Constitution:
      new constitution adopted 18 July 1999

      Legal system:
      based on French civil law system and customary law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Mamadou TANDJA (since 22 December 1999); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Mamadou TANDJA (since 22 December 1999); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government; Prime Minister Hama AMADOU (since 31 December 1999) was appointed by the president and shares some executive responsibilities with the president
      cabinet: 26-member Cabinet appointed by the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; second round last held 4 December 2004 (next to be held December 2009); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Mamadou TANDJA reelected president; percent of vote - Mamadou TANDJA 65.5%, Mahamadou ISSOUFOU 34.5%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly (113 seats; note - expanded from 83 seats; members elected by popular vote for five-year terms)
      elections: last held 4 December 2004 (next to be held December 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - MNSD 47, CDS 22, PNDS 25, RSD 7, RDP 6, ANDP 5, PSDN 1

      Judicial branch:
      State Court or Cour d'Etat; Court of Appeals or Cour d'Appel

      Political parties and leaders:
      Democratic and Social Convention-Rahama or CDS-Rahama [Mahamane OUSMANE]; National Movement for a Developing Society-Nassara or MNSD-Nassara [Hama AMADOU]; Niger Social Democratic Party or PSDN; Nigerien Alliance for Democracy and Social Progress-Zaman Lahiya or ANDP-Zaman Lahiya [Moumouni DJERMAKOYE]; Nigerien Party for Autonomy or PNA-Alouma'a [Sanousi JACKOU]; Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism or PNDS-Tarrayya [Issifou MAHAMADOU]; Nigerien Progressive Party or PPN-RDA [Abdoulaye DIORI]; Rally for Democracy and Progress or RDP-jama'a [Hamid ALGABID]; Social and Democratic Rally or RSD-Gaskiyya [Cheiffou AMADOU]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Coalition Against a High Cost of Living [Nouhou ARZIKA]

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, CEMAC, ECOWAS, Entente, FAO, FZ, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MONUC, NAM, OIC, OIF, ONUB, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIL, UNOCI, UPU, WADB (regional), WAEMU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Fatima Djibo SIDIKOU
      chancery: 2204 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 483-4224 through 4227
      FAX: [1] (202)483-3169

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires John DAVISON
      embassy: Rue Des Ambassades, Niamey
      mailing address: B. P. 11201, Niamey
      telephone: [227] 72 26 61 through 72 26 64
      FAX: [227] 73 31 67, 72-31-46

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of orange (top), white, and green with a small orange disk (representing the sun) centered in the white band; similar to the flag of India, which has a blue spoked wheel centered in the white band


      NOTE: The information regarding Niger on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Niger Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Niger Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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