On May 5, the Kyrgyz Republic celebrates the Constitution Day, the holiday of the main law of the country.
On this day in 1993, at the XII session, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan adopted the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz Republican 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 its adoption, the Constitution has been repeatedly amended and supplemented. And in April 2010, there was a change of power in the country, as a result of which the Provisional Government came to govern the state, which decided to write its own Constitution, which proclaimed a parliamentary form of government in Kyrgyzstan. A referendum on the adoption of a new Constitution was held in June 2010, and today it is precisely this that is in force on the territory of the Republic. In 2016, further amendments were made to 26 articles of the 2010 Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic. And on April 11, 2021, a new referendum was held in the Republic to change the Constitution of the country.
For the Kyrgyz Republic, as well 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.