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

Written by Keren Mikva


He resigned as prime minister after President Mahamane Ousmane reduced his power

In April 1993, Issoufou was elected prime minister when the PNDS and its coalition won the parliamentary majority. A year later, however, President Ousmane passed a decree that weakened the power of the prime minister. The PNDS drew out of the coalition, causing it to lose its majority. New parliamentary elections were held in January 1995.