Mahamane Ousmane

Mahamane Ousmane
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President of Niger
In office
April 16, 1993 – January 27, 1996
Prime MinisterMahamadou Issoufou
Souley Abdoulaye
Hama Amadou
Preceded byAli Saibou
Succeeded byIbrahim Baré Maïnassara
Majority54.42% (2nd round 1993)
President of the National Assembly of Niger
In office
December 1999 – May 2009
Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born(1950-01-20) January 20, 1950 (age 68)
Zinder, Niger, French West Africa
Political partyDemocratic and Social Convention-Rahama
Spouse(s)Nana Mariama Ibrahim Adjia

Mahamane Ousmane (born January 20, 1950)[1] is a Nigerien politician. He was the first democratically elected and fourth President of Niger, serving from 16 April 1993[2] until his ousting in a military coup d'état on 27 January 1996. He has continued to run for president in each election since his ousting, and he was president of the National Assembly from December 1999 to May 2009. He is the president of the Democratic and Social Convention-Rahama (CDS),[3] a major political party that is currently in opposition.

1993 presidential election

Ousmane, the candidate of the CDS, ran for president in the election held on February 27, 1993. He received second place, with 26.59% of the vote, behind Tandja Mamadou of the National Movement for the Development of Society (MNSD); however, with the backing of a coalition of parties known as the Alliance of the Forces of Change (AFC), Ousmane won the presidency in the second round, held on March 27, taking 54.42%.[4][5]