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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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Many years later, former president Pervez Musharraf also commented, 'If the state is going to be no more, where does the Constitution stand?
The Constitution stipulated all functions and areas of responsibility of the Bulgarian state institutions in accordance with the principle of separation of powers among an executive, a legislative, and a judiciary branch.
On the Constitution Day, Gogoi while addressing a gathering at Vigyan Bhawan said: "Our Constitution is the voice of marginalised and prudence of majority.
The Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, adopted in 1995, is the first constitution of independent Azerbaijan.
GALLATIN COUNTY -- The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started by the Daughter of the American Revolution.
"The J&K Constitution's Article 157 (2) gives protection to the laws, notifications, government orders passed by the erstwhile Maharajas, meaning thereby that the state subject laws, Land Alienation Act and the laws relating to employment and contesting elections in the state are protected by the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir," he said.
This year is also the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the 14th Amendment (https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendments/amendment-xiv) to the Constitution, addressing many aspects of citizenship and the rights of American citizens.
'The J and K Constitution's Article 157 (2) gives protection to the laws, notifications, government orders passed by the erstwhile Maharajas, meaning thereby that the state subject laws, Land Alienation Act and the laws relating to employment and contesting elections in the state are protected by the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, ' he said.
The preamble of the constitution should provide the definition of national aspirations of the people.
ISLAMABAD -- Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said n Monday supremacy of the Constitution is the ultimate destination that guarantees democracy, fundamental rights and security for each and every citizen of the state.
He said that constitution of 1973 has given new dimension to important issues like federal as well as provincial autonomies and socio-economic development is only possible due to complete implementation of the constitution. 1973 constitution also protects the rights, social justice and equality of people of different religions.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that the sanctity of the Constitution demands that acting upon it in letter and spirit and also punish those who have abrogated and subverted it.He stated this in a message on the eve of Constitution Day (April 10) when the unanimously adopted Constitution of Pakistan was passed by the National Assembly on this day in 1973.Asif Ali Zardari further said that it was a national disgrace that a dictator abrogated the Constitution in 1977 and later ridiculed it as 'a mere 15-page document' that he boasted could be torn at will.

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