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Niger

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July 2023

Coup d’etat removes President Mohammed Bazoum
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Nigerien President Mohammed Bazoum was removed from office by a military coup on 26 July. Bazoum’s term in office began in 2021, two days after an attempted coup was foiled. This successful coup was led by the commander of the presidential guard, General Abdourahamane Tiani, and eventually supported by other general officers. Following the coup Bazoum was held captive and the coup leaders announced their intention to have him charged with treason. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) condemned the coup and activated a military stand-by force, but member states were divided on the path forward. As of the end of July, ECOWAS had applied sanctions but had not committed to direct intervention.

Sources: British Broadcasting Corporation, The Africa Report, The Conversation, France24

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GSoD Indices Data 2013-2022

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
25 130 810
System of government
Semi-Presidential system
Head of government
Prime Minister Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou (since 2021)
Head of government party
Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-Tarayya)
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
List Proportional Representation
Women in lower or single chamber
25.9%
Women in upper chamber
Not applicable
Last legislative election
2020
Effective number of political parties Tooltip
6.09
Head of state
President Mohamed Bazoum
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
03/05/2021
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
97.64%
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Human Rights Treaties

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United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
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Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
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Convention on the Rights of the Child
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International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
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International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
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Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
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Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
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Equal Remuneration Convention
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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
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Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
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Regional Treaties
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
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Performance by category over the last 6 months

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Global State of Democracy Indices

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Factors of Democratic Performance Over Time

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