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As Promulgated BY His Imperial Majesty
Haile Sellassie I

on 24th Tekemt 1948 (4th of November,1955) on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of His Coronation.

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PROCLAMATION PROMULGATING THE REVISED CONSTITUTION OF THE EMPIRE OF ETHIOPIA

CONQUERING LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH
HAILE SELLASSIE I
ELECT OF GOD, EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA

WHEREAS
, twenty-four years ago, at the beginning of Our Reign, We granted to Our faithful Subjects and proclaimed a Constitution
for the Empire of Ethiopia; and

WHEREAS,  ALMIGHTY GOD, THE SOURCE OF ALL BENEFITS, has strengthened and inspired Us to lead Our beloved People,
during Our Reign, through the greatest of trials and hardships to an era of great progress in all fields; and

WHEREAS, being desirous of consolidating the progress achieved and of laying a solid basis for the happiness and prosperity of
the present and future generations of Our people, We have prepared a Revised Constitution for Our Empire, after many years of
searching study and reflections; and

WHEREAS, Our Parliament, after due examination and deliberation, has submitted to Us its approval of this Revised Constitution;

NOW THEREFORE, WE, HAILE SELLASSIE I, EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA, do, on the occasion of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of
Our Coronation, hereby proclaim and place into force and effect as from today, the Revised Constitution of the Empire of Ethiopia,
for the benefit, welfare and progress of Our beloved People.

GIVEN in Our Imperial Capital, on this the  4th day of November, 1955, and on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Our Coronation.

HAILE SELLASSIE I
Emperor

TSAHAFE TEZAZ TAFARRA WORQ
Minister of the Pen
The Revised Constitution of The Empire of Ethiopia - 1955
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