France: What are the presidential powers in the 5th Republic? - #POSTERS
The Fifth Republic (1958)
Charles De Gaulle wins the referendum for the French Fifth Republic 4-1 in France...HD Stock Footage
How is France on its Fifth Republic? (Short Animated Documentary)
France's Fifth Republic turns 60 today. But just what is it?
The Fifth Republic, France's current republican system of government, was established by Charles de Gaulle under the Constitution of the Fifth Republic on 4 October 1958. The Fifth Republic emerged from the collapse of the Fourth Republic, replacing the former parliamentary republic with a semi-presidential, or dual-executive, system that split powers between a Prime Minister as head of government and a President as head of state. De Gaulle, who was the first French President elected under the Fifth Republic in December 1958, believed in a strong head of state, which he described as embodying l'esprit de la nation.