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 was a founding member of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism-Tarayya

In 1990, Issoufou helped to found the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism-Tarayya (Parti Nigérien pour la Démocratie et le Socialisme-Tarayya/PNDS). The party won 13 seats in Niger’s first multiparty legislative and presidential elections in 1993, at which point Issoufou gained a seat as a PNDS candidate in the Tahoua constituency.