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The constitution of the Czechoslovak Republic - Image 15. 1920. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 6, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3507/show/3461.

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(1920). The constitution of the Czechoslovak Republic - Image 15. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3507/show/3461

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The constitution of the Czechoslovak Republic - Image 15, 1920, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed May 6, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3507/show/3461.

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Title The constitution of the Czechoslovak Republic
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Hoetzel, Jiří
  • Joachim, V.
Date 1920
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Constitutions
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 53 pages; 26 cm
Original Item Location JN2213 1920.A5
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302905~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Public Domain
File Name index.cpd
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Title Image 15
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File Name uhlib_3474827_014.jpg
Transcript la Diete Tchecoslovaque en toutes matieres legislatives du meme ordre que celle attributes a la Diete ruthene." The organisation of the territory of Russinia is being carried out and is facilitated by section 8 of par. 3 of the Constitutional Charter. The unity of our State recognized inter alia in article 10 of the Treaty of St. Germain, is emphasized in par. 4, according to which, citizenship of the Republic is one and uniform. At the head of the Charter of the Constitution stands the principle that: "The people is the sole fountain of state authority in the Czechoslovak Republic." The Charter does not treat this principle as a mere formula but endeavours to give constitutional life to it, limiting its application only in cases where the integrity and security of the state catagorically demand restrictive stipulations. Legislative power is unified — the autonomic diet of Russia of course forms an exception. Our little state could not permit the different provincial diets, previously existing, to continue their functions. Par. 7, therefore, of the Charter declares the legislative, and executive powers of the diets of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia at an end. The legislative body (National Assembly) is composed of two chambers: the House of Deputies and the Senate. Both chambers are elected by direct ballot on the basis of democratic rules of suffrage which recognize the absolute equality of both sexes (par. 8—17 of the Charter). The elections take place on the principles of proportional representation carefully worked out to the minutest details. A second and a third scrutiny secure as perfect a representation as is possible to the weaker political parties. The Rules of Franchise both for the House of Deputies as for the Senate draw no distinctions in regard of race or religion: they are equally just to all. It has been the earnest endeavour of our state of apply, in all its consequences, the principle expressed in Sect. 1 of Article 7 of the Treaty of St. Germain (§ 128. Sec. 1 of the Constitutional Charter). Our State has also conscientiously applied this principle in drawing up the Rules of Franchise. It is important to note, too, that our Rules of Franchise are totally devoid of all that electoral trickery so characteristic of the Austrian franchise. A proportionately large number of seats has been, it is true, given to the constituency of Prague, but this is explained by the fact on the one hand this electoral district contains the capital of the Republic with its enormous possibilities of development and that on the other hand, the district was purposely neglected by the Austro- German governments. It is absolutely certain that the large influx of population continually going on will resv.ii: in a large increase in the number of inhabitants. The Rules of Franchise, calculated to cover 13