The Bahamas: Polity Style: 1973-2016

10 Jul 1973 become an independent state on a date (10 Jul 1973) prescribed by Section 1.1 of the Bahamas Independence Act, 1973, which is passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom (House of Commons 22 May 1973, House of Lords 12 Jun 1973) and receives Royal Assent 14 Jun 1973 [1]
10 Jul 1973 constituted as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in accordance with the Constitution of 1973 as part of The Bahamas Independence Order 1973 (effective on a date prescribed by Section 1.2) [2]
10 Jul 1973 - Commonwealth of The Bahamas

[1] Full title: An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by the Bahamas of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth.
[2] Extraordinary Official Gazette - Bahamas, Nassau, 9 July 1973.
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