The Weimar Constitution

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  • Weimar Constitution
    • President is elected and appoints the chancellor.
    • The Chancellor leads the Reichstag.
    • The Reichstag is chosen by proportional representation.
      • Instead of voting for an MP, Weimar Germans voted for a political party. They were allocated the number of seats exactly reflecting the number of votes they got.
    • The Reichstag represents the German people.
      • All over 20s could vote for the Reichstag and the President, who serves for 7 years.
    • Article 48 could be used in an emergency.
      • He could pass laws without consulting the Reichstag in an 'emergency'.

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