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

Written by Keren Mikva


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.