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The Constitution of Bijan is the fundamental law of the Republic of Bijan, and establishes the state as a democratic republic wherein the supreme power is vested in its people.  It was drafted during the summer of 1947 by a freely elected Constituent Assembly chosen in an election the previous year, and was adopted by the people of Bijan in a referendum held on November 2, 1947.  The constitution has been in effect since January 1, 1949, though some of the organs of government it established did not begin functioning until as late as 1952.

Composition

The Constitution contains a preamble and 168 articles which are organized into 15 chapters.

  • Chapter 1 addresses general provisions about the state. It contains 7 articles.
  • Chapter 2 addresses the rights, duties and liberties of the people. It contains 48 articles.
  • Chapter 3 addresses the people of Bijan. It contains 3 articles.
  • Chapter 4 vests the legislative power in the Bijani House of Representatives. It contains 18 articles.
  • Chapter 5 establishes the office of President of Bijan. It contains 9 articles.
  • Chapter 6 vests the executive power in the Government of Bijan. It contains 16 articles.
  • Chapter 7 addresses the legislative process. It contains 9 articles.
  • Chapter 8 addresses Bijan's finances and budget. It contains 9 articles.
  • Chapter 9 addresses Bijan's foreign relations. It contains 4 articles.
  • Chapter 10 addresses Bijan's national defense. It contains 8 articles.
  • Chapter 11 establishes the State Audit Office. It contains 7 articles.
  • Chapter 12 establishes the Attorney-General's Office. It contains 7 articles.
  • Chapter 13 vests the judicial power in the Courts of Bijan. It contains 8 articles.
  • Chapter 14 addresses local government. It contains 7 articles.
  • Chapter 15 addresses amending the constitution. It contains 8 articles.

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