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NIGER
Assemblée nationale (National Assembly)
ELECTORAL SYSTEM

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Assemblée nationale / National Assembly
Structure of parliament Unicameral
LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Electoral Law 16 April 1996
Last amendment: 30.11.2010 (The Constitution of the 7th Republic)
Mode of designation directly elected 113
Constituencies - 8 multi-member ordinary constituencies corresponding to regions and the metropolitan area of the capital Niamey (105 Deputies)
- 8 special constituencies to ensure the representation of national minority communities (8 Deputies)
Voting system Mixed: - party-list proportional representation system using the simple quotient and the rule of the highest average for normal constituencies. Each list contains as many names as there are seats to be filled in the constituency.
- simple majority vote in the special constituencies
Vacancies which arise between general elections are filled by substitute members. However, by-elections are held whenever more than one-third of the seats fall vacant.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years or married
- Niger citizenship
- full possession of civil and political rights
- disqualifications: conviction for crime, imprisonment for one year or more, insanity, undischarged bankruptcy, prohibition, contempt of court
CANDIDATES
Eligibility - qualified voters
- age: 21 years
- Niger citizenship
- Persons enjoying civil rights
Incompatibilities - member of the Government
- civil servant
- work financed by a foreign State or international organization
- salaried employment
Candidacy requirements - Candidature by political parties/groups or independents. At least 75 per cent of candidates on each list has to be in possession of a high school certificate
- deposit of CFA 100,000, reimbursed if the candidate or his list wins at least 5% of the votes cast in the constituency concerned
- candidatures submitted 45 days prior to polling day

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