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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 current state constitution takes a highly restrictive view of the powers of state government.
Shah said that 1973 Constitution was the gift from Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
Salalah: A consultative meeting of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly, organised in the Sultanate under the ageis of the United Nations, began here on Saturday.
This is how constitutions are made in the Middle East and Turkey.
Thing go different when parliament make amendment in the constitution unanimously.
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.
We thought things would work out smoothly after, but frankly, we found the constitution impossible to implement.
We do believe part of what makes a constitution good is that it promotes a polity that furthers the preferences of the people.
The main thrust for the change that swept Egypt in the past 3 years was allegedly to bring about better living conditions; something which cannot be only accomplished by a constitution.
The Ba Women s Forum president Dr Maria Doton reiterated that the new Constitution protects the women s right to property ownership.
Brewer said the document is still the only constitution that starts in such an egalitarian fashion.
The Constitution is crowned with an extraordinarily strong and meaningful Preamble which reflects the pledge contained in the Objectives Resolution of 1946 to guarantee basic human rights to the people of India: "WE,THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVERIGN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and opportunity; and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity of the Nation; IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.