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Home > Latvia > Government > Constitution

Latvia Constitution



Latvia Constitution was adopted by a freely elected Constituent Assembly of Latvia on 15th of February, 1922, with the objective of providing functional guidelines to the Latvia Government. Latvia Constitution lays down the important rules and principles for the Republic of Latvia.

Constitution of Latvia

The Latvian Constitution consists of eight separate chapters that define meticulously the detailed path of operation and nature of the Government of Latvia. Chapter I of the Constitution declares Latvia to be an independent and democratic country. In Chapter II of the Constitution, all the necessary details about the Parliament of Latvia are mentioned. Chapter III explains the role, function and power of the President. In the Chapter IV of the Constitution all information about the Cabinet of Ministers are explained. Chapter V of the Constitution deals with the Legislature, the legal system of the country explained in Chapter VI, while every aspect of State Control is dealt with in Chapter VII. The Fundamental Rights of the citizens of Latvia are included in the Chapter VIII of the Constitution.

Amendments of Latvia Constitution

A number of important amendments have been made to the Latvia Constitution so as to make to more effective. In the year 1998, the constitution was amended so that an additional chapter on the fundamental rights could be included in it.

Thus, it can be concluded that the Latvia Constitution provides the Government of the country with the basic and important guidelines.





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