The new constitution of Nicaragua of 22 Jan., 1948, vests the legislative power in a Congress of 2 Houses consisting of 44 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. A new constitution (1951) is being drafted.
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