Report of the Constitution Congress in Connection with the Franco-British Exhibition, 1908; Being a Special Number of "Constitution Papers."

Report of the Constitution Congress in Connection with the Franco-British Exhibition, 1908; Being a Special Number of "Constitution Papers."

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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: ...they will have a republic otherwise constituted. The whole stren th of the Socialists, of the members of the. Gener Confederation of Labour, comes from the concessions they have torn from the weak Government, which only applies the law by fits and starts, instead of applying it regularly. XIII. The Electoral Reform and Revision of the Constitution. The best institutions do not produce other than bad results if those who run them do not do their duty. A good instrument in the hands of a bad workman does nct accomplish good work. However, bad instruments do not allow good workmen to do good work; and there are corruptive and dissolving institutions. Such is in France our electoral system, with the second ballot. Each Deputy is elected in a constituency where all the Government means of action can be employed; the elect depends on the minsiter, and, on the other hand, he considers that the minister should subject all general interests to his electoral interests. ' there is a second ballot, the Deputy depends on the minority who gave him their votes at the second turn; and he finds himself placed in a very difficult position: he is obliged to satisfy the majority who voted for him at first and the minority who ensured his success; hence his contradictory voting. The mot important political reform in France is the introduction of proportional representation on the Belgian model. It is from this innovation that we must expect a great modification in the relations between the executive and legislative powers; and indeed it is met with great opposition. by the executiw power, anxious to retain its hold 1 on the Deputies and candidates. This reform is of a legislative order. As to the 1875 Constitution, I have shown, in its essential features, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775767
  • 9781236775764