The constitution of the Argentine Republic bears ate May 15, 1853. By its provisions, the executive power is left to a president, elected for six years by representatives of the fourteen provinces, 133 in number; while the legislative authority is exercised by a Senate and a House of Deputies, the former numbering 28, two from each povince, and the latter 50 members. The members of both the Senate and the House of Deputies are paid for their services, the annual salaries amounting in the aggregate to 45,000l., of which sum the 28 senators receive 16,500l., and the 50 deputies 25,500l. A vicepresident, elected in the same manner, and at the same time as the president, fills the office of chairman of the Senate, but has otherwise no political power. The president is commander-in-chief of the troops, and appoints to all civil, military, and judicial offices; but he and his ministers are responsible for their acts, and liable to impeachment before the Senate and the House of Representatives.
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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning the Argentine Republic.
1. Official Publications.
- Memoria del Ministerio del interior do la República Argentina presentada al Congreso nacional de 1808. 4. Buenos Aires, 1808.Google Scholar
- Memoria presentada por el Ministro de estado en el departamento do hacienda al Congreso nacional de 1868. 4. Buenos Aires, 1868.Google Scholar
- Mensage del poder ejecutiva-presentando las cuentas de inversion al Congreso nacional, 1868. 8. Buenos Aires, 1868.Google Scholar
- Report by Mr. Francis Clare Ford, H. M.’s Secretary of Legation, on the Finances, tho Trade, and the Resources of the Argentine Republic, dated Oct. 30, 1866; in ’ Reports by II. M.’s Secretaries of Embassy and Legation.’ No. II. 1867. London, 1867.Google Scholar
- Roport by Mr. H. R. Helper, Consul of the United States, on the Trade and Commerco of the Argentino Republic; in ‘Annual Report on Foreign Commerce.’ Washington, I860.Google Scholar
2. Non-Official Publications.
- Almanaquo Agricola, pastoril è industrial do la República Argentino y de Buenos Ayres. 4. Buenos Ayres, 1868.Google Scholar
- Arcos (Santiago), La Plata. Etude historique. 8. Paris, 1865.Google Scholar
- Colonias de Santa Fé. ’Su origen, progreso y actual situación. Con observaciones generales sobro la emigración a la República Argentina. 4. Rosario de Santa Fé, 1864.Google Scholar
- Hutchinson (Thomas J.), Buenos Ayres and Argentine Gleanings; with Extracts from a Diary of Salado Exploration in 1862 and 1863. 8. London, 1865.Google Scholar
- Latham. (Wilfrid), The Sta’tes of the River Plate, their Industries and Commerce. 2nd ed. 8. London, 1868.Google Scholar
- Mitre (Bartolomé), Estudios históricos sobre la Revolución Argentina. 4. Buenos Ayres, 1864.Google Scholar
- Sarmiento (Domingo Faustino), Life in the Argentine Republic in tho Days of the Tyrants. Translated by Mrs. II. Mann. 8. London, 1868.Google Scholar
- Sastre (Marcos), La educación popular en Buenos Aires. Memoria presentada al consejo de instrucción pública. 8. Buenos Aires, 1865.Google Scholar