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The Federal Constitution (SR 101) is the constitution of the Swiss Confederation. It is the primary piece of legislation in the Swiss legal system, taking precedence over all the federal, cantonal and communal acts, ordinances and other enactments; these may not contradict the Constitution.

In the name of God Almighty! 

We, the Swiss People and the Cantons, 

being mindful of our responsibility towards creation, 

in renewing our alliance to strengthen liberty and democracy, independence and peace in solidarity and openness towards the world, 

determined, with mutual respect and recognition, to live our diversity in unity, 

conscious of our common achievements and our responsibility towards future generations, 

certain that free is only who uses his freedom, and that the strength of the people is measured by the welfare of the weak, 

hereby adopt the following Constitution: 

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