What was Article 48?


Article 48 of the Weimar Republic of Germany (1919-1933) constitution, under certain circumstances, allowed the president to take emergency measures, such as promulgation of legislative decrees, without the prior consent of the Reichstag. It was promulgated under the constitutional article referred to as Notverordnung, or emergency decrees.
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Article 48 of the Weimar constitution allows the president to rule by decree at times of an emergency and gives him the right to override the Reichstag and provide leadership. The Article makes provision for rule by decree in an emergency.
Article 48 was used between 1919 and 1933 in the Weimar Republic. The article allowed the president in times of emergency to take measures like promulgation of legal drafts without the consent of the parliament.
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