Could France soon have a Sixth Republic?

I have heard that we may soon have the end of the Fifth Republic. What will change if there is a new republic – how is this decided and by whom? GT

The current political regime in France dates from 1958 and grew out of the crisis of the Algerian War.

It has lasted much longer than the immediately previous entities.

These were the Fourth Republic (1946-58, just under 12 years); provisional government of the French Republic (an interim government from 1944 to 1946); the French Committee of National Liberation (1943-44); and Free France (1940-43). 

In parallel, there was also the “French State” of Marshal Pé ...

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