French Presidential Election Referendum, 1962

French Presidential Election Referendum, 1962

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A referendum concerning the election of the President of France through universal suffrage was held in France on 28 October 1962, at the behest of president Charles de Gaulle. More than three-fifths of voters approved the reform. The reform was controversial because it strengthened the executive at the expense of Parliament, and because of the disputed constitutionality of the procedure used. In the Third and Fourth Republic, Parliament elected the President of the Republic. In the original 1958 constitution of the Fifth Republic, the president was elected by an electoral college, in a manner similar to the senators: electors were the members of Parliament, members of the departmental assemblies, and representatives of cities, towns and villages (such as mayors). Charles de Gaulle was thus elected in this manner in the 1958 presidential election.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135775243
  • 9786135775242