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The 1999 Nigerien coup d'état occurred on 9 April 1999 and resulted in the death of President Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara and the installation of Daouda Malam Wanké as President on 11 April. Maïnassara was killed at a military base, possibly by members of the Presidential Guard.[1]


Maïnassara, a career soldier, had seized power himself in a coup d'état in January 1996. In doing so, he removed democratically-elected President Mahamane Ousmane.


Wanké led a transitional government towards democratic elections, which were held in October and November 1999. The elections saw Mamadou Tandja become President of Niger in December 1999.


  1. Niger president killed in coup Dispatch, 10 April 1999

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