VIII. The Armed Forces
(1) The Armed Forces guard the safety and sovereign rights of the Republic.
(2) All citizens are bound to do military service and to offer services for the defence of the State.
(1) The President of the Republic year by year orders the conscription of army recruits within the limits of the fixed contingent.
(2) A legislative act is necessary for any change in the contingent.
(1) The President of the Republic issues decrees in his capacity as the supreme Head of the Armed Forces; he will in particular decide by a decree the organization of the chief military authorities fixing the method of countersigning acts issued by him as the supreme Head of the Armed Forces.
(2) The President of the Republic decides on the use of the Armed Forces for the defence of the State.
(3) In case a Commander-in-Chief is nominated, the right to dispose of the Armed forces passes to him.
(4) For acts connected with his command the Commander-in-Chief is responsible to the President of the Republic as to the Supreme Head of the Armed Forces.