Republica Boliviana
  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The constitution of the republic of Bolivia, drawn up by Simon Bolivar, liberator of the country from the Spanish rule, bears date August 25, 1826; but important modifications of it were added in 1828, 1831, and 1863. By its provisions, the whole executive power is vested in a President, elected for a term of four years; while the legislative authority rests with a Congress of two chambers, called the Senate, and the House of Representatives, both elected by universal suffrage. The President is assisted in his executive functions by a Vice-president, appointed by himself, and a ministry, divided into four departments, of the Interior and Justice; of Finance; of War; and of Education and Public Worship. The ministers are liable to impeachment before Congress.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Bolivia

1. Official Publications

  1. Mapa de la Republica de Bolivia, levantado y organisado en los años de 1842–1859, por el Teníente Coronel, J. Ondarza, Commandante J. M. Mujia y Major L. Camache. La Paz, 1861.Google Scholar
  2. Annual Statement of the Trade and Navigation of tho United Kingdom with Foreign Countries and British Possessions. 4. London, 1869.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Bach (H.), Descripción do la nueva provincia de Otuguis. 8. Buenos Ayrcs, 1843.Google Scholar
  2. Bosch-Spencer (J.), Statistique commerciale du Chili, et de la Bolivie. 8. Bruxelles, 1849.Google Scholar
  3. Cortes (Manuel José), Ensayo sobre la historiade Bolivia. 8. Sucre, 1861.Google Scholar
  4. Balence (M.), Bosquejo estadística de Bolivia. 8. Chuquisaca, 1851.Google Scholar
  5. Grandidier (P.), Voyage dans l’Amérique du Sud. 8. Paris, 1861.Google Scholar
  6. Orbignu (A. D. à’), Descripción geografica, histórica y estadística de Bolivia. 8. Paris“, 1845.Google Scholar
  7. Orligny (A. D. d), Voyage dans l’Amérique méridionale. 2 vols. 8. Paris, 1835.Google Scholar
  8. Beck (Hugo), Geographie und Statistik der Republik Bolivia. In Dr. Petermann’s ‘Geographische Mittheilungen,’ parts VII. and VIIL 4. Gotha, 1865.Google Scholar
  9. Ttchudi (J. J von), Reisen durch Sudamerika. 4 vols. 8. Leipzig, 1868.Google Scholar

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