Ranking of the most influential politicians of the Fifth French Republic 2018

The most prominent political figures (current or former Presidents of the Republic or Prime Ministers) of the Fifth Republic in France in 2018 was Charles de Gaulle, with almost three-quarters of the French people considering him to be the most influential political figure of the Fifth Republic. François Mitterrand came in second in terms of popularity with about half of the respondents considering him to be influential.

Who do you think are the most important political figures in the Fifth Republic?*

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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period

August 29-30, 2018

Number of respondents

1,040 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Quelles sont selon vous, parmi les suivantes (actuel ou anciens présidents de la Républiques ou Premiers ministres), les personnalités politiques les plus marquantes de la Vème République ? "

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