The Provisional Government of the French Republic (GPRF)
At the founding meeting of the CNR on 27 May 1943, Popular democrats representative Georges Bidault, with the agreement of Jean Moulin, successfully proposed a motion demanding "in the name of the people fighting on the still-occupied soil of mainland France that a single strong government" should be formed in Algiers under the Presidency of General de Gaulle who "was the soul of the resistance in the darkest days and who had never since 18 June 1940 ceased to work lucidly and independently towards the rebirth of the ruined homeland and the reconstruction of shattered republican freedoms".
In response to the wishes of the Resistance, a national liberation committee, the "Comité Français de Libération Nationale" (CFLN) and a Provisional Consultative Assembly were set up in Algiers. The CFLN was initially co-chaired by de Gaulle and Giraud and then from 9 November 1943 onwards, under the sole chairmanship of de Gaulle, it took on the form of a proper government consisting of former leaders of resistance movements and political figures of the pre-war period. On 3 June 1944 the CFLN changed its name to the "Gouvernement Provisoire de la République Française " (GPRF), or Provisional Government of the French Republic. As President of a government of national unity, General de Gaulle was acclaimed in Paris on 26 August and in the provinces in the days that followed, and succeeded in uniting the French people behind him. On 23 October 1944, the USA, Great Britain and the USSR recognised the GPRF as the provisional government of France. Thanks to Charles de Gaulle, France was to have her seat at the victors' table on 8 May 1945.