Montevideo: Imprenta Nacional, 1918. 6, 123 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. About very good with foxing and soiling on wrappers and end leaves. Item #34922
José Batlle y Ordóñez, who was president from 1903 to 1907 and from 1911 to 1915, fearing that his reforms might be overturned by a future president, sought to replace the presidency with a plural executive, the colegiado, but he lost in the elections. He did, however, manage to reach a compromise with his opponents so that in the constitution of 1918, executive responsibility was divided between the president and a National Council of Administration.