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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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THE COMMUNES.

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to twenty-five, the maximum of votes for any
one member of a commune. Women are not
excluded from the suffrage.

In the towns where there is no municipal
council, the general assembly, presided over by
the burgomaster, meets either at the times
fixed by law or when the bench of magistrates
considers necessary. All matters to be
submitted to the assembly must be prepared by
the bench of magistrates.

In towns with a municipal council—as is
usually the case—the general assembly, as a
rule, only meets for the election of town
councillors, of committees for the assessment and
revision of taxation, and of financial
controllers.

The number of councillors is fixed by the
general assembly in the proportion indicated
by law. It is from 12 to 30 in towns with
less than 2,000 inhabitants, from 21 to 40
in towns having a population of more than
2,000 and less than 10,000, and so on up to a
maximum of GO councillors. In certain
financial questions of great importance the number

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