Constitution of Lebanon
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The Constitution of Lebanon was adopted on 23 May 1926.
The most recent amendment of the Constitution was for the Charter of Lebanese National Reconciliation (Ta'if Accord), in October, 1989.
In an attempt to maintain equality between Christians and Muslims, Article 24 of the constitution mandates the distribution of offices on the basis of Confessionalism as an interim measure, but does not specify how they are to be allocated. (See National Pact.)
The constitution describes the flag of Lebanon. The original version of Article 5 read "The Lebanese flag is blue, white, red with a cedar in the white part". A change made on 7 December 1943 indicated that "The Lebanese flag is made of red, white and red horizontal stripes, with the cedar in green in the centre of the white stripe". Some flag manufacturers have created a more conventional looking tree, with a brown trunk. Some allege that this is unconstitutional.
- 1930 French version of the Constitution of Lebanon in: Giannini, A. (1931). Le costituzioni degli stati del vicino oriente (in French). Istituto per l’Oriente. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
- An English translation of the Constitution of Lebanon
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