Iceland Constitution

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Constitution: history: several previous; latest ratified 16 June 1944, effective 17 June 1944 (at independence)
amendments: proposed by the Althingi; passage requires approval by the Althingi and by the next elected Althingi, and confirmation by the president of the republic; proposed amendments to Article 62 of the constitution – that the Evangelical Lutheran Church shall be the state church of Iceland – also require passage by referendum; amended many times, last in 2013 (2016)

Definition: This entry includes the dates of adoption, revisions, and major amendments.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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