On May 5, the Constitution Day — is celebrated in the Kyrgyz Republic as the celebration of the country's main law.
On this day in 1993, at the XII session, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan adopted the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic ( Kirg. Kyrgyz Republicans Constitution ). From that moment, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan became known as the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Constitution of the Kyrgyz SSR, adopted in 1978, lost its force.
Since the adoption of the Constitution, amendments and additions have been repeatedly introduced. In April 2010, a change of power took place in the country, as a result of which the Provisional Government came to the government, which decided to write its own Constitution, proclaiming a parliamentary form of government in Kyrgyzstan. The referendum on the adoption of the new Constitution was held in June 2010, and today it is she who acts on the territory of the Republic.
In 2016, 26 articles of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic of 2010 were amended as follows. And on April 11, 2021, a new referendum was held in the Republic to amend the country's Constitution. On May 5, 2021, it entered into force, creating a presidential form of government in the Republic.
For Kyrgyzstan, as for many states of the world, the Constitution is the main law: it approves the list of fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens, determines the legal status of the state and has the highest legal force in the country.