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POLITICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA


We, the Representatives of the People of Costa Rica, freely elected

Members of the National Constitutional Assembly, invoking the

name of God and reaffirming our faith in democracy, decree and

enact the following:

CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA

TITLE I

THE REPUBLIC

Sole Chapter

ARTICLE 1. Costa Rica is a free and independent democratic

Republic.

ARTICLE 2. Sovereignty resides exclusively in the Nation.

ARTICLE 3. No one may usurp sovereignty; any person who does

so commits the crime of treason against the Nation.

ARTICLE 4. No person or group of persons may assume the

representation of the People, usurp their rights, or make petitions in

their name. Violation of this article shall be sedition.

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