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Constitution

The basic law of a polity. The constitution states how the polity governs itself and usually enshrines the rights that its citizens have. For example, a constitution may state how often legislative elections occur and indicate the limits of legislative purview. It also may guarantee rights such as freedom of religion and the right to vote for the candidate of one's choosing. See also: Bill of rights.
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The powers of constituent assembly stand abolished after making the constitution.
Speaking in the Senate Leader of the House Raja Zafar ul Haq said that after the Quran the constitution of the Pakistan is holy book for the country.
The constitution addresses all levels of the society and needs of every age group in the population, Mrs Doton said.
To kick off the Constitution Day festivities, Congressman John Lewis will lead students in a rousing reading of the Preamble to the Constitution at 8:30 a.
To enhance the participation of the citizens of South Sudan in the constitution making process To promote civic education and the sharing of information on the constitution To enable a coordinated effort of lobbying and advocacy for a people driven constitution To prepare citizen's at state level for the National Constitution Review
The foundation of the Constitution lies in people's heartfelt support, and its mighty force is resulted from people's sincere belief," Xi said.
Brewer reaches into his glove compartment for his copy of the Constitution, the words he enjoys most are the first three.
Adnan Oweid, a lecturer at al-Furat University, said that the draft constitution forms another stage of Syria and its history, pointing out that the constitution covers citizenship, freedom of the individual and social justice.
The program featured guest speakers, Monroe County Court Judge Wayne Miller and Bar President-elect Gwynne Young, center, who spoke about the Constitution and its significance in our everyday lives.
Understand what the Constitution said--in code--about slavery.
The initiative, instigated by Gruevski's political party through the Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Milososki, was supported by experts that believe that the Constitution needs to be fully changed and not only in the part regarding the competences of the Constitutional Court and the Republican Judicial Council.
They provide a historical overview of Turkish constitutions from the Ottoman Turkish Constitution proclaimed in 1876 through the current constitution adopted in 1982, examine the fifteen amendments to the constitution since 1987 and the closely related implementing or "harmonization" laws, explore the effects of European Union membership prospects on democratization reforms and the constitution-making process, and analyze the debates on the draft for a new constitution prepared by the governing Justice and Development Party.

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