Bhutan does not have a written constitution or organic
The 1907 document submitted by the monastic and government
was an agreement only to establish an absolute hereditary
Bhutan's only legal or constitutional basis is the 1953
decree for the Constitution of the National Assembly. The
constitution set forth eighteen succinct "rules" for the
of the National Assembly and the conduct of its members.
1968 revision reiterated and elucidated some of the
but revised others. Beginning in 1969, the powers of the
the National Assembly were strengthened, and the Druk
power was eliminated.
Data as of September 1991