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Constitutional Crisis Ends in Nicaragua; Controverslal Reforms Adopted

LADB Article ID: 56043
Category/Department: Nicaragua
Date: 1995-07-07
By: LADB Staff

Official publication of a series of constitutional amendments on July 4 ended five months of political warfare between President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro's administration and the National Assembly. The changes to the 1987 Constitution alter, if not eradicate, the centralized political and economic system that governed the country during Sandinista rule (1979-1990). The resolution of the crisis has, however, stirred up protests inside the Assembly, led by Sandinistas who say that basic social and economic problems have not been addressed.

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