12 Things You Didn’t Know About Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou

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Written by Keren Mikva
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He became president following another military coup

President Tandja was deposed in a military coup conducted in February 2010, and a military transitional government was put in place for one year. Issoufou was named as the PNDS’s candidate in the January 2011 election, which he won in a March 2011 runoff election with 58 percent of the vote.