The quinquennat in France refers to the five-year term served by each President of France. It was introduced following the French constitutional referendum in 2000, replacing the previous seven-year term.
The idea of a 5-year term was evoked during the French parliamentary session of 1848, but rejected in favor of a 4-year term. The idea was re-introduced by Georges Pompidou in 1973, who failed to enact it. In the year 2000, Jacques Chirac led a referendum reducing the president's term from seven to five years. Thus, when he was elected in 2002, he was the first president to serve a five-year term.
- Constitutional amendments under the Fifth French Republic
- French constitutional referendum, 2000
- fr:Quinquennat (politique) ... This article in French cites Article 6 of the Constitution of the Fifth Republic
- "Quinquennat (politique)". Wikipédia (in French). 2016-12-11.
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