Readaption of the Constitution, 10th anniversary


Date of Issue : May 23, 2002
Designer : Vello Lillemets
Denomination : 4 kr 40 s
Perforation : 13¾:14
Sheet Content : 25 Stamps (5 x 5)
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 205 800
Order Number : 251-03-2002
First Day Cover Number : 2002-11
Eesti Post : Readaption of the Constitution, 10th anniversary

When the Republic of Estonia re-established its independence on 20 August 1991, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia set up a 60-member Constitutional Assembly to write a new constitution, with an equal number of members drawn from the Supreme Council and the Congress of Estonia, an alternative representation of the people. The Constitutional Assambly worked out the Constitution of the basis of the Constitution of 1938; it was adapted by a referendum on 28 June 1992 and entered into forse on 3 July 1992.

The Constitution proceeds from the legal continuity of the Republic of Estonia since its proclomation on 24 February 1918. According to the Constitution, Estonia is an independent and svereign democratic republic wherein the supreme power of state is vested in the people.


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