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The Constitution of Bhutan is the Supreme Law of the State. Its adoption in 2008 marks the transition from a Monarchy to a Democratic Constitution Monarchy in the country. The Preamble of the Constitution reads as follows:

WE, the people of Bhutan:

BLESSED by the triple Gem, the protection of our guardian deities, the wisdom of our leaders, the everlasting fortunes, of the Pelden Drukpa and the guidance of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck;

SOLEMNLY pledging ourselves to strengthen the sovereignty of Bhutan, to secure the blessings of liberty, to ensure justice and tranquility and to enhance the unity, happiness and well being of the people for all time;

DO HEREBY ordain and adopt this Constitution for the Kingdom of Bhutanon the Fifteenth Day of the Fifth Month of the Male Earth Rat Year corresponding to the Eighteenth Day of July, Two Thousand and Eight.

The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan


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