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Seize Mai (16th of May) is a name for the political crisis in France on May 16, 1877, involving a struggle for supremacy between the French President, Marshal MacMahon, and the republican-controlled Chamber of Deputies.
MacMahon, a monarchist, forced the resignation of the republican Prime Minister, Jules Simon, and appointed monarchists to the cabinet. The crisis dragged on until December, when MacMahon finally accepted defeat; he resigned in January 1879.
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