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The Constitution of Yemen was ratified by popular referendum on May 16, 1991. It defines the republic as an independent and sovereign Arab and Islamic country and establishes sharia, or Islamic law, as the basis of all laws. In February 2001, several amendments were passed by national referendum extending the presidential term to seven years and the parliamentary term to six years and increasing the size and authority of the Shura Council.
- Hall, Siobhan (1991). "Draft Constitution of the State of Unified Yemen". Yemen: The Politics of Unity. London: Gulf Centre for Strategic Studies. pp. 22–39. ISBN 1-871415-61-6.
- Maktari, Abdulla; McHugo, John (1992). "The Constitution of the Republic of Yemen". Arab Law Quarterly 7 (1): 70–82. doi:10.2307/3381862.
- Initial text of the 1991 constitution
- Text of the Constitution after 1994 amendments
- Text after the 2001 amendments
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