(República Boliviana.)
  • John Scott Keltie
  • M. Epstein
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The Constitution of the Republic of Bolivia (so named in 1825) 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; there is 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 (2 for each Department) elected for six years, and 70 Deputies elected for four years. Both Senators and Deputies are elected by direct vote of the people. Of the Senators one-third retire every two years; of the Deputies one-half retire every two years. Senators receive a salary of 750 bolivianos (60l.) per month during the sittings, which, as a rule, last for 60 days, but may be extended to 90 days, and Deputies receive £3 lor each day they attend. Extraordinary sessions may be held for special purposes. There are a President, two Vice-Presidents and a ministry, divided into six departments—of Foreign Relations and Worship; Finance; Government and Public Works; Justice and Industry; War and Colonisation; and Education and Agriculture.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Bolivia

1. Official Publications

  1. The official publications are chiefly those of the Departments of Finance and Industry, of Foreign Affairs, of Immigration and Statistics; the commission for the delimitation of the boundary towards Brazil.Google Scholar
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  • M. Epstein

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