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As Promulgated BY His Imperial Majesty
Haile Sellassie I

on 24th Tekemt 1948 (4th of November,1955) on the occasion of the
25th Anniversary of His Coronation.

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PROCLAMATION PROMULGATING THE REVISED
CONSTITUTION OF THE EMPIRE OF ETHIOPIA

CONQUERING LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH
HAILE SELLASSIE I
ELECT OF GOD, EMPEROR OF ETHIOPIA

WHEREAS, twenty-four years ago, at the beginning of Our Reign, We
granted to Our faithful Subjects and proclaimed a Constitution for
the Empire of Ethiopia; and

WHEREAS,  ALMIGHTY GOD, THE SOURCE OF ALL BENEFITS,
has strengthened and inspired Us to lead Our beloved People, during
Our Reign, through the greatest of trials and hardships to an era of
great progress in all fields; and

WHEREAS, being desirous of consolidating the progress achieved
and of laying a solid basis for the happiness and prosperity of the
present and future generations of Our people, We have prepared a
Revised Constitution for Our Empire, after many years of searching
study and reflections; and

WHEREAS, Our Parliament, after due examination and deliberation,
has submitted to Us its approval of this Revised Constitution;

NOW THEREFORE, WE, HAILE SELLASSIE I, EMPEROR OF
ETHIOPIA
, do, on the occasion of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of
Our Coronation, hereby proclaim and place into force and effect as
from today, the Revised Constitution of the Empire of Ethiopia, for the
benefit, welfare and progress of Our beloved People.

GIVEN in Our Imperial Capital, on this the  4th day of November,
1955, and on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Our Coronation.

HAILE SELLASSIE I
Emperor

TSAHAFE TEZAZ TAFARRA WORQ
Minister of the Pen