Prepared by Sieyès, the Constitution of the year VIII, ratified by plebiscite in February 18, gives supreme executive authority to the First Consul and guarantees the achievements of the Revolution.
Editors. "New French Constitution". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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