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
ARTICLE 1. Costa Rica is a free and independent democratic
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.