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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • That's not what US-ians would call the 109th Congress -- in the French 5th Constitution the "Government" is the set of ministers, as opposed to the Parliament and to the Senate (on the legislative side) and to the President (on the executive side). This is even reflected in DNS -- each ministry has a website whose domain ends in .gouv.fr.
    • I'm confused. Do the ministers work in the legislative side, or the executive side? Are they what US-ians would call the President's administration?

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      • Yes, exactly. Ministers are part of the executive. The President nominates a Prime minister, who nominates the members of the government (== ministers). If the Parliament finds they don't do their job correctly, they can decide to have a vote of confidence; if it's negative, the government is dissolved and the President must nominate another Prime minister. (This happens rarely now. This used to happen frequently under the 4th republic, which is one of the reasons why this constitution was abandoned in favo