Constitution of Poland

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The current Constitution of Poland was founded on 2 April 1997. Formally known as the Constitution of the Republic of Poland (Polish: Konstytucja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej), it replaced the Small Constitution of 1992, the last amended version of the Constitution of the Polish People's Republic, known from December 1989 as the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. It was adopted by the National Assembly of Poland on 2 April 1997, approved by a national referendum on 25 May 1997, promulgated by the President of the Republic on 16 July 1997, and came into effect on 17 October 1997.[1]

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Constitution of Poland
Overview
JurisdictionPoland
Ratified2 April 1997
Date effective17 October 1997
SystemUnitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Government structure
Branches3
ChambersBicameral
ExecutivePresident
FederalismUnitary
Electoral collegeNo
Last amended21 October 2009
Author(s)Komisja Konstytucyjna Zgromadzenia Narodowego
SignatoriesAleksander Kwaśniewski
SupersedesSmall Constitution of 1992
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Poland has had numerous previous constitutional acts. Historically, the most significant is the Constitution of 3 May 1791.[2]