Niger Republic, Political and Economic Environment History. A History Book. Niger Government, Niger Politics, Niger Economy, Niger Security, Niger Democracy. During the period under review, Niger has been characterized by political stagnation and moderate economic stabilization. When the Issoufou government came to power in April 2011, it publicly stressed a commitment to rooting out corruption, and increasing the opportunities for citizens, civil society organizations and the opposition to participate in the policymaking process. Less than four years later, few of these promises have been realized. The international hype that accompanied the formation of the Issoufou government now appears misplaced and the numerous development packages secured by the Issoufou government appear questionable. No progress has been in made in reducing corruption, with the Issoufou government as opaque as previous governments.