The constitution of Eritrea 1952
PREAMBLE:In the name of Almighty God, Trusting that He may grant Eritrea peace, concord and prosperity, And that the Federation of Eritrea and Ethiopia may be harmonious and fruitful, We, the Eritrean Assembly, acting on behalf of the Eritrean people,
Grateful to the United Nations for recommending that Eritrea shall constitute an autono- mous unit federated with Ethiopia under the sovereignty of the Ethiopian Crown and that its Constitution be based on the principles of democratic government,Desirous of satisfying the wishes and ensuring the welfare of the inhabitants of Eritrea by close and economic association with Ethiopia and by respecting the rights and safe- guarding the institutions, traditions, religions and languages of all the elements of the population.
Resolved to prevent any discrimination and to ensure under a regime of freedom and equality, the brotherly collaboration of the various races and religions in Eritrea, and to promote economic and social progress. Trusting fully in God, the Master of the Universe.Do hereby adopt this Constitution as the Constitution of Eritrea.
Eritrean Constituent Assembly July 15, 1952
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