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Has France's Fifth Republic Run Its Course?

May 5, 2017 | 22:50 GMT
French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen (L) faces off against Emmanuel Macron. Voters go to the polls on Sunday to determine who will hold one of the most powerful democratically elected positions in the world.
French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen (L) faces off against Emmanuel Macron. Voters go to the polls on Sunday to determine who will hold one of the most powerful democratically elected positions in the world.
(ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Regardless of who wins the race or whether they escape cohabitation, there's good reason to believe the days of the Fifth Republic are numbered....

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