South Viet Nam: One More Step

South Viet Nam's 117-Deputy Constituent Assembly last week moved steadily ahead in its drive to complete the draft of a new national constitution by February.

On the heels of its earlier choice of a presidential form of government, the Assembly deliberated only three hours in its rococo meeting hall in Saigon before voting for a two-chamber legislature. The plan is for a House of Representatives, which would probably act as the major lawmaking body and include 150 members, and a Senate that is expected to become a senior advisory body, with an estimated 30 "elders." With bicameralism, said the...

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