Masters Thesis

Niger ’91: the economic, political, and social impacts of the Nigerien national sovereign conference of 1991

The 1990s were a time of political rebirth in Niger. On July 29, 1991, the Nigerien National Sovereign Conference convened, and it led to the revamping of Niger’s political system. The previous constitution was suspended. The sitting president was stripped of his power, and the people of Niger made an organized effort to create a new constitution and bring the nation under civilian rule. However, the effects of the National Sovereign Conference led to a weak transitional government and had little social impact on the nation.