Tautos atstovybės intervencijos į konstitucijos tekstą ribojimai: konstitucijos stabilumo aspektas.
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A constitution establishes legal order in a state. By consolidating the values and interests of a nation, the constitution becomes the legal foundation not only for the political organization of the state, but also for the content of the community’s social relations. Such a role of a constitution presupposes the need for the stability of its legal regulation. The stability of a constitution is one of the preconditions for the assurance of the continuity of a state, respect for the constitutional order and law and the implementation of the aims of a nation on which the constitution itself is based. Therefore, a constitution as the supreme law must be a stable act. One of the conditions ensuring the stability of a constitution is the stability of its text. Thus, the text of a constitution should not be amended after, for example, some changes in legal terminology. The meaning of a constitution as an extremely stable legal act would also be ignored if the intervention in its text was made every time certain social relations regulated by law underwent changes. The stability of a constitution is a great constitutional value. A constitution should not be altered if it is not legally necessary. This is guaranteed by a more complex procedure for making amendments to a constitution than to constitutional and ordinary laws. In the constitutions of the states substantial and procedural limitations on their alteration are established. Substantial limitations include the requirements for the content of constitutional amendments (e.g. prohibition to alter the form of state government), whereas procedural limitations set the system of legal elements which make the process of the alteration of a constitution complicated (e.g. qualified majority of votes, alteration only by referendum, rule of double voting, etc.).
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