Constitution of Greece

The Constitution of Greece (Greek: Σύνταγμα της Ελλάδας, romanized: Syntagma tis Elladas) was created by the Fifth Revisionary Parliament of the Hellenes in 1974,[1][2] after the fall of the Greek military junta and the start of the Third Hellenic Republic. It came into force on 11 June 1975 (adopted two days prior) and has been amended in 1986, 2001, 2008 and 2019.

The Constitution of Greece
Original titleΣύνταγμα της Ελλάδος (1975, 1986)
Σύνταγμα της Ελλάδας (2001, 2008, 2019)
JurisdictionGreece
SystemUnitary, parliamentary, constitutional republic
Branches3
Head of statePresident of the Hellenic Republic[lower-alpha 1]
ChambersUnicameral (Hellenic Parliament)
ExecutivePresident of Greece
Government of Greece
JudiciarySupreme Civil and Criminal Court of Greece
Court of Audit
Supreme Administrative Court
Supreme Special Court
Administrative, civil and criminal courts
Amendments4 (1986, 2001, 2008, 2019)
Last amended25 November 2019 (published 24 December)
SupersedesConstitution of 1952

The constitutional history of Greece goes back to the Greek War of Independence (18211832), during which the first three Greek constitutions were adopted by the revolutionary national assemblies. Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos) in Athens is named after the first constitution adopted in the modern Greek State.