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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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Til E ORGANS OF GOVERNMENT. 37

General presides both over the Plenum and
over each of the departments,* which is
composed of ten members, including a
Vice-President.

The Administrative Department comprises the
six following- sections—home affairs, finance,
control, military matters, public worship and
instruction, agriculture and public works.

Each of these sections lias a senator at its
head, besides which, two senators are
deputy-heads of the home affairs and finance sections ;
the Vice-President and one of the members of
the Administrative Department have no
portfolios.

The Plenum of the Senate is composed of the
President and all the senators, 01% according to
the nature and importance of the business in
hand, of four senators from each department,
besides the President.

In the absence of the Governor-General, one
of the Vice-Presidents takes the chair; in the

* In practice, however, the Governor-General is rarely
present, as lie is seldom able to follow the debates, which arc
conducted in Swedish.—(Translator’s note.)

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