Puerto Rico Constitution

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Puerto Rico Constitution
Puerto Rico
The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is the basic governing document of Puerto Rico. It has a total of nine Articles.


See also: Preambles to state constitutions

The Preamble of the Puerto Rico Constitution states:

We, the people of Puerto Rico, in order to organize ourselves politically on a base fully democratic, promote the general Welfare, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the complete enjoyment of human rights, placing our trust in Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Free State Associate in the exercise of our natural rights, we now create within our union with the United States of America.

In so doing, we declare:

The democratic system is fundamental to the life of the Puerto Rican community;

We understand that the democratic system that where the will of the people is the source of government, the political order is subordinate to the rights of man and the free participation of citizens in collective decisions is assured;

We consider as determining factors in our life our citizenship of the United States of America and our aspiration continually to enrich our heritage democratic in the individual and collective enjoyment of its rights and privileges; the loyalty to the principles of the Federal Constitution; coexistence in Puerto Rico of two great cultures of the Western Hemisphere; the fervor for education; faith in the justice; devotion to the courageous, industrious and peaceful life; fidelity to the values the human being above social position, racial differences and interests economic; and hope for a better world based on these principles.


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Done in Convention at the Capitol of Puerto Rico the sixth day of February in the year of our Lord

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