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The Republic of Niger: Introductory Note

Ibrahim Niandou Abdoul Fattayi
Edited By: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

© 2019 Oxford Univeristy Press

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 May 2020

The origins of Niger’s 2010 Constitution1 go back a long way and remain deeply linked to the evolution of the socio-political situation of the country. Before embarking on an analysis, it is important to note that the Republic of Niger, before becoming an independent state, was under occupation by France for several decades. Niger gained independence in 1960. From its independence to date, the Republic of Niger has experienced three types of political regimes, four periods of exceptional regimes, and seven constitutions. After the proclamation of the Republic of...
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