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French president Louis Napoleon Bonaparte abolishes universal suffrage

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, circa 1850, detail
05/31/1850
After a round of left-wing victories in open elections, French president Louis Napoleon Bonaparte abolishes universal suffrage, effectively terminating France's short-lived experiment in popular democracy. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Neville Williams, ed., Chronology of World History, vol. 3 (Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO, 1999), 256.

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