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Following the political crisis that marked the end of the French Fourth Republic in 1958, a referendum on the adoption of a constitution for the French Fifth Republic was held. The new constitution, written by Charles de Gaulle, was overwhelmingly approved.

Party % of votes Votes
Yes 82.60% 31,123,483
No 17.40% 6,556,073
Total 100%
No :
6,556,073 (17.4%)
Yes :
31,123,483 (82.61%)


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