Constitution of Evanoria

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Constitution of Evanoria
The original signed copy of the Constitution
The original signed copy of the Constitution
Created Spring/Summer 2016
Ratified February 28, 2017
Authors King Peter I
Signers All members of the Provisional Government of Evanoria

The Constitution of Evanoria is the supreme governing document of the Kingdom of Evanoria. It was written prior to the foundation of the Kingdom, and ratified simultaneously to Evanoria's Declaration of Independence.

History

One of the first things King Peter I did when he decided to found a micronation was write a constitution. The constitution was written throughout the Spring and Summer of 2016. On February 28, 2017 the five members of the Provisional Government of Evanoria signed the Constitution, as well as Evanoria's Declaration of Independence. The copy that was signed on that date was intended to be sent to the White House; however, this was never done, and the document was thought lost.

On March 2, 2018, as part of Evanoria's first anniversary celebrations, four of the original five signatories of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence re-signed copies of the documents. These were eventually mailed to the White House; the government of Evanoria has yet to receive a response.

In June 2018, the original signed copy of the Constitution (along with the Declaration of Independence) was found in the Imperial Residence.

Contents

The constitution is divided into three chapters (not including the preamble), each of which is divided into articles.

Preamble

The preamble serves as a brief introduction to the Constitution.

Chapter I: The Government

After detailing the purposes of government, the Constitution lays out the basic system of Evanorian government. Government is separated into four branches- the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Judiciary, and Monarchy.

Chapter II: Citizenship

The second chapter of the Constitution deals with matters of citizenship. It establishes two levels of citizenship- basic and residential. It also details the rights given to citizens, and circumstances under which citizenship may be lost.

Chapter III: Metaconstitution

The final chapter contains only a single article, which gives the process for amending the constitution.