France: The Fall of Parliament

The Algeria problem was out of the way. The threat of S.A.O. terror had been subdued. Finally France's politicians found their courage. For years the lot of them had howled for De Gaulle's head, but only now did they decide that it was safe to try to bring him down. As a result, in the next six weeks Charles de Gaulle will be fighting for his political life.

In a sense De Gaulle provoked the revolt himself, by his plan to change the constitution of the Fifth Republic so that future French Presidents would be elected by popular vote rather...

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