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Article 5

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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The constitution of the United States of Indonesia shall be determined by a constituent assembly, composed of democratically nominated representatives of the republic and of the other future partners of the United States, to which the following paragraph of this article shall apply.

Both parties shall consult each other on the method of participation in this constituent assembly by the republic, by the territories not under the authority of the republic and by the groups of the population not or insufficiently represented, with 'due observance of the responsibility of the Netherlands Government and of the Government of the republic respectively.