FRANCE: President Ousted

Not since Léon Gambetta battled with Marshal MacMahon to prevent the restitution of the Monarchy in 1879 has France witnessed such a sensational political struggle as that which ended during the past week.

In the Senate. To the Senate was read by Minister of Justice André Ratier a message from President Millerand. The President affirmed his right to wield the presidential power "sheltered from political fluctuations" and called upon both houses of Parliament to respect the Constitution by declining to countenance "a revolutionary act" which...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!