Santo Domingo

República Dominicana
  • J. Scott Keltie
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The Republic of Santo Domingo, founded in 1844, is governed under a Constitution bearing date November 18, 1844, re-proclaimed, with changes, November 14, 1865 (after a revolution which expelled the troops of Spain, who held possession of the country for the two previous years), and again in 1879, 1880, 1881, 1887 and 1896. By the terms of the Constitution the legislative power of the Republic is vested in a National Congress of 24 deputies. The members are chosen by indirect vote, in the ratio of two for each province and two for each district, for the term of four years. But the powers of the National Congress only embrace the general affairs of the Republic.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Santo Domingo

  1. La République Dominicaine. Par Francisco Alvarez Leal. Paris, 1888.Google Scholar
  2. Foreign Office Reports, Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
  3. Santo Domingo. Bulletin No. 52 of the Bureau of the American Republics. Washington, 1892.Google Scholar
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