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Having had twelve of them since the 1789 Revolution, the French should be experts at writing constitutions, but they still have to produce one that really works for long. Last week, with his customary lofty dignity, Premier Charles de Gaulle swept into the Palais Royal to defend his own proposed constitution before a special 39-man parliamentary committee set up to examine it. De Gaulle was out to solve two major problems that have at times virtually paralyzed his country—the chaos of a supreme but irresponsible Parliament, and the long struggle to find some...

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