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The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Tumbra

The full text of the Constitution of the Federal Republic may be found Linkhere.

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Tumbra is the supreme law of the Federal Republic of Tumbra. Comprising [WIP], it deals primarily with the basis of the Federal Republic, the rights of those living in it, and the foundations of the government of the Federal Republic. Promulgated on 7 January 1865, 2 days after the formation of the Provisional Government of the Federal Republic, the authorship of it is largely attributed to most of the so-called Founders of the Republic. The first Chief Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court, Samuel Cohen, is widely regarded as the main author and drafter of the Constitution, with evidence of early drafts being found amidst his personal belongings dating back as early as 1862.

Other acknowledged drafters include Gordon Hamilton, Ralph Davidson, Michael Turner, John Crowley (who particularly influenced the structure of the Federal Parliament), and Alexander Schmidt (who essentially wrote the entirety of Section II by himself).

The nine sections are divided as follows:

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Over the years, the Constitution has been amended to represent the changing needs of the growing nation, the most significant of which was the official transformation of the Federal Republic from a semi-presidential form of government to a fully parliamentary form of government, as well as restrictions on the powers of the President, which were passed in 1876.

Several parts of the Constitution allowed for acts of Parliament to further expand on what was put out in the Constitution. These acts, which are generally placed at the end of the Constitution, are part of a body known as Constitutional law, and are often taken as part of the Constitution. They are, however, regular Acts of Parliament which may be amended with a simple majority of votes in either house of Parliament, instead of constitutional amendments, which require two-thirds of the Parliament to alter.

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