Republican Front (France)
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The Republican Front was a French center-left coalition which won the 1956 legislative election. In the context of the Algerian War, behind Pierre Mendès-France, it gathered the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO), the Radical Party, the Democratic and Socialist Union of the Resistance and the National Centre of Social Republicans which came from a split of the Gaullist movement.
The leader of the SFIO, Guy Mollet became President of the Council. His tenure was the longest of any Premier during the unstable French Fourth Republic. But his harsh policy in Algeria caused a division in the coalition and the resignation of Pierre Mendès-France and of some ministers.
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