I've been reading about different coup d'état across history, but haven't been able to find one in which a country's constitution is left untouched. Most of them automatically void constitutions and implant new ones after finishing. Leaving citizens with barely any rights during it. Has there ever been one in which a country's constitution was left untouched [STRIKE]and citizens could still claim their rights during it[/STRIKE] after the events? All I find is constitutions responding to the new government regime and not the citizens. edit: I actually mean after. Its obvious that during you cannot claim any rights since those who are supposed to defend your rights are fighting.