France's Fifth Republic is reeling after the impact of the Cahuzac scandal. As François Hollande becomes isolated and shuts himself away inside an out-of-date presidential system that has always been fatal for the Left, the Right has been underlining its drift towards extremism, calling for a “new 1958”, the year in which the current presidential system was created. In other words, a coup d'état. It is now up to the people to produce the boldness that the country's leaders lack; to force a much-needed and democratic refounding of the Republic.