In Ethiopia, the Opposition parties vow to change the constitution, and EPRDF defends it

“A regular process-a government issuing out of a constitution, formed by the people in their original character, and that constitution serving, not only as an authority, but as a law of control to the government. It was the political bible of the state.

In the instance of changing the constitution government has no right to make it self a party in any debate respecting the principle or modes of forming or of changing constitution. It is not for the benefit of those who exercise the power of the government that constitution, and the government issuing from it, is established. It is only to the constituting power that this right belongs.”
Thomas Paine