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Bolivia

República Boliviana
  • J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Constitution of the Republic of Bolivia bears date October 28, 1880. By its provisions the executive power is vested in a President, elected for a term of four years by direct popular vote, and not eligible for re-election at the termination of his period of office; while the legislative authority rests with a Congress of two chambers, called the Senate, and the Chamber of Deputies, the suffrage is possessed by all who can read and write. There are 16 Senators elected for six years, and 69 Deputies elected for four years. Senators and Deputies receive a salary of 300 bolivianos per month during the sittings. There are a President, two Vice-Presidents and a ministry, divided into five departments—of Foreign Relations and Worship; Finance and Industry; Government and Justice; Public Works and Instruction; War and Colonisation. After a period of irregular government, a National Convention of 60 members met at Orouro, October 20, 1899, elected a President of the Republic, resolved that the constitution of 1880, though susceptible of change, was still in force, reorganised the administration, and provided ways and means of government. A regular Congress met at La Paz in August of each year from 1900 to 1904.

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