Constitution of Portugal

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Constitution of the Portuguese Republic
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Overview
JurisdictionPortugal
Ratified2 April 1976
Date effective25 April 1976
SystemSemi-presidential
Government structure
Branches4
Head of statePresident with significant reserve powers
ChambersUnicameral (Assembly of the Republic)
ExecutiveGovernment, headed by a Prime Minister
JudiciaryConstitutional Court, Supreme Court of Justice and lower general courts, Supreme Administrative Court and lower administrative courts and Court of Auditors
FederalismUnitary state, but the outermost archipelagoes enjoy self-government
Electoral collegeNo
Entrenchments15 (14 material ones and a circumstantial one)
History
First legislature3 June 1976
First executive23 July 1976
Amendments7
Last amended2005
Author(s)Constituent Assembly of Portugal
SignatoriesHenrique de Barros and Francisco da Costa Gomes
SupersedesPortuguese Constitution of 1933
Full text
Constitution of the Portuguese Republic at Wikisource

The current Constitution of Portugal was adopted in 1976 after the Carnation Revolution.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Constitution of 1976 and subsequent revisions". The Constitutional Monarchy. Assembly of the Republic of Portugal. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.