The new Constitution of Nicaragua, of March 22, 1939, vests the legislative power in a Congress of two houses consisting of 40 deputies, elected for 6 years, and 15 Senators (plus ex-Presidents of the Republic, who are appointed for life) selected for 6 years, all bv popular vote. The President is elected for 6 years. The Constitution grants citizenship to women over 18 years of age who can read and write, but leaves the granting of the franchise to the decision or the legislature.
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