Constitution of Argentina
The constitution of Argentina is one of the main sources of existing law in Argentina. Its first version was written in 1853 by a Constitutional Assembly gathered in Santa Fe. The basis was taken in part from the United States Constitution. It was then changed in 1860, 1866, 1898, 1949, 1957. The present version is the text of 1994.
The first government was made after the May Revolution. Many revolutionary leaders, led by Mariano Moreno, wanted to declare independence immediately. There were problems between the two main parties. Finally the federal constitution was made on May 1, 1853.
- Official translation to English
- PDF (323 KiB) from the Argentine Chamber of Deputies page. (in Spanish)
- Reforms to the original 1853 Constitution Archived 2010-11-18 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)