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it was specifically designed by De Gaulle to give the president far-reaching powers, specifically to solve the Algerian conflict

I'd say rather, specially designed to by de Gaulle to give himself far-reaching powers, exploiting expectations that he as President would solve the Algerian conflict.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Feb 24th, 2008 at 12:01:06 PM EST
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