Economic/International troubles threatened directory support.
Abbe Sieyes proposed new constitution-- wanted an executive body independent of the whims or electoral politics.
government based on confidence from beow and power from above
Change would require another coup with military support.
Napoleon left Egypt without warning and joined Sieyes.
CONSTITUTION: UMS, democratic principles, complicated system of checks and balances that appeals to republican theory, and Council of state that evoked memories of Louis XIV.
Rule of one man-- Bonaparte.