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Fourth Republic:

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, officially French Republic, republic (2015 est. pop. 64,457,000), 211,207 sq mi (547,026 sq km), W Europe. France is bordered by the English Channel (N), the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay (W), Spain and Andorra (SW), the Mediterranean Sea (S; the location of the
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Fourth Republic


a bourgeois republic in France that was established in 1944 after the liberation of the country from fascist German occupation and that existed until 1958. The constitution of the Fourth Republic was adopted in 1946. Until the constitution went into effect, the country was governed by a provisional regime (1944–46). In 1958 the Fifth Republic was established in France.

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Further studies since emerged [e.g., Lewis, 1999; Ihonvbere, 1999] following the transition program and eventual elections of 1999 which ushered in the Fourth Republic.
Although the Fourth Republic, this latest installment of civilian rule, is the longest in the country's checkered history, (30) it has not changed the narrative of violence and political instability that bedevils Nigeria.
The answer surely must involve an exploration of the ups and downs of recent Ghanaian history, and the struggle between state and citizen enacted between the first and fourth republics.
Blum returned to France triumphant, and again ran the country, briefly, in 1946, after De Gaulle and the Free French established the Fourth Republic. He negotiated an economic aid agreement with the United States (Truman), and made that relationship an integral part of post-war Europe.
The 1999 elections ushered in the Fourth Republic. Three political parties contested the elections.
With the opening of crucial private paper collections and government archives in France to academic research, new works began to appear in the 1990s that challenged these earlier negative assessments of the Fourth Republic. In the first wave of this revisionism appeared the challenge to the view that France was simply an American puppet, shorn of independent initiative in the international arena.
The election of Chavez in 1998 represented a popular rejection of the Fourth Republic's two-party system (ADECO and COPEI), which had run the country ever since the ousting of Marcos Perez Jimenez's dictatorship on 23 January 1958.
To the economic turmoil and social movements it is facing, Tunisia adds what amounts to a political crisis as negotiations to form a Government stemming from the Constituent Assembly drag on, establishing an air of the "Fourth Republic."
Interestingly, given that the Fourth Republic is often seen as a failed experiment, sounding the death knoll of Resistance hopes for a renewed French Republic, Wakeman actually argues that the mental picture of Paris in this period was ultimately heroic and she uses the idioms of poetic humanism and poetic space to capture the essence of this imagined landscape.
The success or otherwise of the coming fourth successive election under the Fourth Republic (1999 to date) in Nigeria depends largely on how actors and stakeholders decide to engage the political system.
Kennedy, in Britain with Harold McMillian, and was known by the French fourth Republic only with Charles de Gaulle and Georges Pompidou.