November 30, 1966 : South Vietnamese draft articles for new constitution

Introduction

In Saigon, the South Vietnamese Constituent Assembly begins drawing up draft articles for a new constitution. On December 15, the Assembly approved the proposal for the future civil regime to be headed by a popularly elected president, and a proposal empowering the president, rather than the legislature, to appoint a premier. On December 21, the assembly approved the establishment of a legislature made up of a senate and a house of representatives.

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November 30, 1966 : South Vietnamese draft articles for new constitution

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    2009

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    November 30, 1966 : South Vietnamese draft articles for new constitution

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-draft-articles-for-new-constitution

  • Access Date

    October 22, 2017

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