Czechoslovakia - Constitutional Development

Constitutional Development

Czechoslovakia had the following constitutions during its history (1918–1992):

  • Temporary constitution of 14 November 1918 (democratic): see History of Czechoslovakia (1918–1938)
  • The 1920 constitution (The Constitutional Document of the Czechoslovak Republic), democratic, in force until 1948, several amendments
  • The Communist 1948 Ninth-of-May Constitution
  • The Communist 1960 Constitution of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic with major amendments in 1968 (Constitutional Law of Federation), 1971, 1975, 1978, and 1989 (at which point the leading role of the Communist Party was abolished). It was amended several more times during 1990–1992 (for example, 1990, name change to Czecho-Slovakia, 1991 incorporation of the human rights charter)

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