Ley Organica de Los Municipios de Cuba de Mayo 29, de 1908

Ley Organica de Los Municipios de Cuba de Mayo 29, de 1908

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...with the tendencies of the age; and hence the necessity of embodying in said project of law something to impress it with the stamp of progressiveness, along certain lines, but keeping in view the natural prudence rendered advisable in the case of a young nation which is just entering upon its independent political existence. The essential differences between the Spanish municipal law of October 2, 1877, which is to become inoperative, and the project of law which is submitted in substitution thereof, are the following: The law of 1877 is naturally permeated by a monarchical and centralizing spirit, as one of the organic laws of the Spanish constitution of 1876. The present project is in keeping with the Cuban constitution, which is republican and decentralizing in spirit. The Spanish law merges deliberative and administrative functions in the same body, consisting of a municipal council presided over by the mayor. The project of law makes a radical separation of these functions, in order that the municipal council shall have its own president on the one hand, and, on the other hand, that the mayor shall act as the chief of the municipal administration, as provided by the constitution. According to the Spanish law, the mayor is elected by the municipal council; and according to the project of law, he must be elected directly by the people, as prescribed by our constitution. By the Spanish law, municipal autonomy is limited by the necessity of having the government of the state authorize the budgets and other financial and administrative transactions of the municipality. In the project of law, nothing is provided for except the necessary relations between the general government and the municipality for maintaining the political unity of the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953754
  • 9781236953759