Interesting facts about the Constitution.
The Constitution of Ukraine – the fundamental law in the country. She determines that the only source of power – the people. That man, his life and health, honour and dignity, inviolability and security are the highest social value. And that the rights and freedoms of man and their guarantees determine the directions of activities of the country.
On June 28, Constitution Day, tell the most interesting facts about the Basic Law.
Wrote the Ukrainian Constitution for six years – from 1990 to 1996. At the final stage of its adoption was in jeopardy due to disagreements between President Leonid Kuchma and the Verkhovna Rada.
But in the end the Basic Law of Ukraine was passed at 9:18 am on June 28, 1996. For it gave the voices of the 315 MPs (300 if necessary), and they voted separately for each article. To do this, Parliament was forced to work continuously for 24 hours.
“Yea Constitution!”, – with these words, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Moroz announced the results of voting. The basic Law came into force from the date of adoption. After a night of work for MPs staged a small feast with champagne and chocolates.
The “father” of the Constitution is the people’s Deputy Mikhail Sirota, who was head of the Temporary special Commission for the revision of the draft.
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Of all the former Soviet republics, Ukraine adopted the Constitution of the latter. But the international community has recognized it as one of the most democratic in the world.
June 28 – the day of the historic vote is a national holiday and official day off in Ukraine. This is the only holiday, enshrined in the Constitution itself. And all of the current Constitution consists of 15 chapters and 161 articles.
With the help of the Constitution, every President of Ukraine takes the oath of allegiance to the people, his hand at her and Peresopnytsia gospel.
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And in 2011 was presented the first miniature Constitution of Ukraine – the book’s size 2×3 cm In it is 160 pages, which were manually written in more than 9 thousand letters, each no more than 1 mm. But the miniature contained only a tenth of the original text.
The book weighs only 15 g. the Author is a graphic artist Igor Stepanov – spent on its creation about two months.
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