April Novelization (Polish: Nowela kwietniowa) refers to the changes (constitutional amendments) to the 1952 Constitution of the People's Republic of Poland, agreed in April 1989, in the aftermath of the Polish Round Table Agreement.
Among key changes were:
- restoration of the Senate of Poland and the post of the president of Poland (the latter annulling the power of the Polish United Workers' Party general secretary)
- introduction of the National Court Council (Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa)
- changes to the electoral legislation, in order to make elections more free and fair
- powers of the Sejm were adjusted
- Law from 7 April 1989 "On amendments to the Constitution of the People's Republic of Poland(Polish) (April Novelization)
- Law from 29 December 1989 "On amendments to the Constitution of the People's Republic of Poland(Polish) (the December Novelization)