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Stability or monarchy? France's Fifth Republic turns 60

By: Jeanne LAVENANT | Nadia CHARBIT | Joanna COCKERELL | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Sonia BARITELLO
1 min

As France marks the 60th anniversary of its Fifth Republic, we're looking at the inception and endurance of this political regime and its Constitution. Despite a number of reforms, some deep social and political changes, and ongoing calls for the Fifth Republic to give way to a Sixth, this grand old dame is still going strong. We ask Jean-Louis Debré, former president of the National Assembly and son of the Constitution's author, how it has stood the test of time.

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