The new constitution of Nicaragua of 22 March, 1939, vests the legislative power in a Congress of 2 houses consisting of 40 deputies elected for 6 years, and 15 senators (plus ex-presidents of the republic, who are appointed for life) elected for 6 years, all by popular vote. The President is, nominally, 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 of the legislature.
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Books of Reference
Books of Reference concerning Nicaragua: 1. Official Publications
- The official gazette is La Gaceta.Google Scholar
- Annuario Estadistico. (Dirección General de Estadistica.) Managua.Google Scholar
- Department of Overseas Trade Reports. Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
- Cumberland (W. W.), Nicaragua : An Economic and Financial Surrey. Report to U.S. State Department. Washington, 1928.Google Scholar
- Report of the Collector-General of Customs and High Commission. Managua. Annual.Google Scholar
2. Non-Official Publications
- Portas (S.J. Bernardo), Compendio de la historia de Nicaragua. Managua, 1918. Stimson (H. L.), American Policy in Nicaragua. New York, 1927.Google Scholar