Friday, May 25, 2012

On May 25

On this day in ...
... 1997 (15 years ago), in a national referendum, Polish voters approved a new Constitution of the Republic of Poland, which had been adopted by the Sejm and Senate, the lower and upper houses of the National Assembly, in a joint session on April 2. Entering into force on October 17, 1997, the new document replaced a "Small Constitution" that "amended the main articles of the Stalinist constitution of 1952 and formed the legal basis of the Polish State between 1990 and 1997."  Still in effect, the 1997 Constitution guarantees many rights to individuals, with special reference to families and children.

(Prior May 25 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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