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Arnaud Teyssier: "The institutions of the Fifth Republic work... provided you know how to use them"

2023-03-29T18:19:14.916Z


TRIBUNE - Successive constitutional revisions damaged the institutions of the Fifth Republic, says the historian. He defends, against the temptation of a reform, a return to the spirit and to the practice of the Constitution as conceived by General de Gaulle.


Arnaud Teyssier recently co-edited, with Hervé Gaymard, the collective work “Demain la V République?”, Perrin, 2022.

When Bernard Tricot, his close collaborator, visited him in Ireland after his departure from power, de Gaulle told him: "

The institutions will continue to function if we know how to use them: with them, we can govern if we want to. .

He added that he had demonstrated it himself: power to appoint and replace the prime minister;

power to dissolve the National Assembly;

use of Article 49.3;

election of the President of the Republic by universal suffrage;

recourse to a referendum… The Fifth Republic had been designed to produce a power of full exercise, which was both democratic in its principle and effective in its action.

For de Gaulle, who knew the litany of constitutional experiments endured by the country for almost two centuries, knew this deaf French impulse for organized impotence, as well as the inexhaustible…

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Source: lefigaro

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