WHEREAS we the people of Nauru acknowledge God as the almighty and everlasting Lord and the giver of all good things:
AND WHEREAS we humbly place ourselves under the protection of His good providence and seek His blessing upon ourselves and upon our lives:
AND WHEREAS we have declared that Nauru shall be a republic:
AND WHEREAS a Constitutional Convention representing us has prepared a constitution for Nauru:
NOW THEREFORE we the people of Nauru in our Constitutional Convention this twenty-ninth day of January, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight, do hereby adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution to come into force on the thirty-first day of January, One thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight.
PART I. THE REPUBLIC OF NAURU AND THE SUPREME LAW OF NAURU
1. The Republic of Nauru.
Nauru is an independent republic.
2. Supreme law of Nauru.
- This Constitution is the supreme law of Nauru.
- A law inconsistent with this Constitution is, to the extent of the inconsistency, void.