From Vikpaideia:

Constitution is the fundamental law upon which the entire configuration based legislation an country regarding the rights and obligations of citizens, organization and basic rules of the state and its institutions.

The constitution can be completed and approved by Constituent Assembly (representation of the people) or be a sum of laws or other provisions that over time have become fundamental.


The oldest examples of forms of constitution are the laws of Solon and Cleisthenes to Ancient Athens, who laid the foundations and organized the political system in a kind democracy.

The Aristotle later studied the various regimes of City-states in his works Political, Nicomachean Ethics and Athenian Constitution and distinguish the difference of simple laws of the laws defining the constitution and functioning of the state. Even sorting regimes into good and bad, proposed a kind of state of monarchy, aristocratic and democratic elements which did distinction between citizens could participate in the political and non-citizens and slaves who could not.

After Greek Revolution 1821 created several short-lived constitutions were unsuccessful either because of weakness or because of internal conflict between political.


First constitution was voted through by D’ National Assembly to 1 January 1822 Epidaurus with name 'Temporary Constitution of Greece"And revised 1823 from B’ National Assembly Astros with 'Law of Epidaurus». The C.’ National Assembly Trizina it 1827 voted the "Policies Constitution of Greece'But which was inhibited by D’ National Assembly of Argos after proposal Ioannis Kapodistrias.

It 1832 the E’ Nafplion National Assembly at Nafplio voted the "Policies Constitution of Greece 1832» (reported as "Hegemonic Constitution"But which was not implemented and the Otto reigned without a constitution until March 1844. Constitution granted after uprising C.’ September 1843. This Constitution 1844, established constitutional monarchy and based on several French constitution 1830 and the Belgian 1831. After the overthrow of Otto passed in Athens Constitution 1864 which introduced the institution of crowned democracy. The constitution 1864 revised by the Constitution 1911 while the years 1920 and 1924 attempted to revise again but the process was interrupted due to revolutionary acts.

The regiment was one of the first in the world that introduced universal suffrage (men) regardless of the economic income. Only fully financially dependent men (minions or Domestic) had no right to vote. This, as opposed to other Western constitutions era where only the bourgeois landowners were entitled to vote. To appreciate this difference is sufficient to say that while in France or in England at that time had the right to vote 10% adult men about, in Greece, the figure was about 90%.

It 1926 drafted the "Constitution of a thirty Committee"Which was not the case since drafted a new revision of parliament passed the"Constitution of the Greek Republic"With which the regime turned into a Republic declared parliamentary democracy. It 1935 came back the monarchy with the constitution 1864/1911 but after the dictatorship 4 August 1936ceased to apply essential provisions of. After B’ World war the constitution was revised in 1952.

The dictatorship of Colonels presented new Constitution 1968 endorsed at referendum of that year and a the youngest 1973 also confirmed byreferendum 1973, which ceased to be effective with the fall of the 1974, whereupon after Referendum 1974 conducted on December 8 1974, the constitution of Greece became a republic again and drafted new constitution the fifth Revision Parliament and came into force on 11 June 1975, which currently applies as revised in 1986, it 2001 and 2008.

pdf buttonConstitution 1844 (SD’ 5/18.3.1844)

pdf buttonConstitution 1864 (SD’ 48/17.11.1864)

pdf buttonConstitution 1911 (SD’ 127/1.6.1911)

pdf buttonConstitution 1975 (SD’ 111/9.6.1975)

pdf buttonConstitution 1986 (SD’ 23/14.3.1986)

pdf buttonConstitution 2001 (SD’ 85/18.4.2001)

pdf buttonConstitution 2008 (SD’ 120/27.6.2008).

source 1

source 2

source 3