The election took place in two rounds, on 21 February and 20 March 2016. In the first round, results were as follows:
|Mahamadou Issoufou (Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism)||48.43%|
|Hama Amadou (Nigerien Democratic Movement for an African Federation)||17.73%|
|Seyni Oumarou (National Movement for the Development of Society)||12.12%|
|Mahamane Ousmane (Nigerien Movement for Democratic Renewal)||6.25%|
|Ibrahim Yacouba (Nigerien Patriotic Movement)||4.34%|
|Kassoum Moctar (Congress for the Republic)||2.91%|
|Abdou Labo (Democratic and Social Convention)||2.09%|
|Amadou Cheiffou (Social Democratic Rally)||1.78%|
|Amadou Cissé (Union for Democracy and the Republic)||1.49%|
A further six candidates each received less than 1% of the vote.
Registered electors: 7,580,598
In the second round, which took place on 20 March 2016, Hama Amadou received 7.51% of the vote. Mahamadou Issoufou received 92.49% and was therefore elected president. Turnout in the second round was 59.79%.