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Assemblée nationale (National Assembly)
LAST ELECTIONS

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Parlement / Parliament
Structure of parliament Bicameral
Chamber name (generic / translated) Assemblée nationale / National Assembly
Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments) Sénat / Senate
BACKGROUND
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) (from/to)11 June 2017
18 June 2017
Purpose of elections President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) and its ally, the Modem, won an outright majority, taking a total of 350 seats in the 577-member National Assembly. The REM, established only in 2016, defeated two long-established parties that had dominated French politics: The Republicans (LR, formerly, the Union for a Popular Movement) took 112 seats, down from 194; the Socialist Party (PS) of former President François Hollande took only 30, down from 280. A record 224 women were elected (up from 155 recorded in 2012), of whom 143 were from REM which endorsed slightly more female candidates than male candidates. Half of REM's candidates were from civil society. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on job creation, tax reforms and anti-terrorism measures.

The 2017 parliamentary elections followed the presidential elections. In the run-off elections held in May, Mr. Macron (REM), former Minister of Economy and Finance under President Hollande (PS), defeated Ms. Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN). President Macron subsequently appointed Mr. Edouard Philippe (LR) as his Prime Minister. The new government includes former members of the PS and the LR, members from the civil society, and has an equal number of men and women.

President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) and its ally, the Modem, won an outright majority, taking a total of 350 seats in the 577-member National Assembly. The REM, established only in 2016, defeated two long-established parties that had dominated French politics: The Republicans (LR, formerly, the Union for a Popular Movement) took 112 seats, down from 194; the Socialist Party (PS) of the former President François Hollande took only 30, down from 280. A record 224 women were elected (up from 155 recorded in 2012), of whom 143 were from REM which endorsed slightly more female candidates than male candidates. Half of REM's candidates were from civil society. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on job creation, tax reforms and anti-terrorism measures.

The 2017 parliamentary elections followed the presidential elections. In the run-off elections held in May, Mr. Macron (REM), former Minister of Economy and Finance under President Hollande (PS), defeated Ms. Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN). President Macron subsequently appointed Mr. Edouard Philippe (LR) as his Prime Minister. The new government includes former members of the PS and the LR, members from the civil society, and has an equal number of men and women.
Date of previous elections: 10 & 17 June 2012

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: N/A

Timing of election: Upon normal expiry

Expected date of next elections: June 2022

Number of seats at stake: 577 (full renewal)

Number of candidates: 7,877 (4,535 men, 3,342 women)

Percentage of women candidates: 42.4%

Number of parties contesting the election: Not available

Number of parties winning seats: 16 nuances

Alternation of power: Yes

Number of parties in government: 2

Names of parties in government: The Republic on the Move (REM), Modem (MDM)*
*The Government formed in May 2017 also includes former members of the Socialist Party (PS) and the Republicans (LR).

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 27 June 2017

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. François de Rugy (The Republic on the Move)
STATISTICS
Voter turnout
Round no 111 June 2017
Number of registered electors
Voters
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
47'571'319
23'170'977 (48.71%)

Notes
Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
The Republic on the Move (REM)
The Republicans (LR)
Modem (MDM)
Socialist Party (PS)
Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI)
La France insoumise (France Unbowed, FI)
Other left wing parties (DVG)
French Communist Party (COM)
National Front (FN)
Other parties of the right (DVD)
Regionalist (REG)
Others (DIV)
Left Radical
Debout la France ("Stand Up France", DLF)
Ecologist (ECO)
Far Right (EXD)
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total
The Republic on the Move (REM) 308
The Republicans (LR) 112
Modem (MDM) 42
Socialist Party (PS) 30
Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) 18
La France insoumise (France Unbowed, FI) 17
Other left wing parties (DVG) 12
French Communist Party (COM) 10
National Front (FN) 8
Other parties of the right (DVD) 6
Regionalist (REG) 5
Others (DIV) 3
Left Radical 3
Debout la France ("Stand Up France", DLF) 1
Ecologist (ECO) 1
Far Right (EXD) 1
Distribution of seats according to sex
Men
Women
Percent of women
353
224
38.82%
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Comments
Sources:
National Assembly (19.06.2017, 20.06.2017, 17.07.2017)
https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Premier-tour-des-elections-legislatives-resultats-globaux
https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Elections/Elections-legislatives-2017/Second-tour-des-elections-legislatives-les-resultats
http://www2.assemblee-nationale.fr/elections/liste/2017/resultats/RESULTAT
https://www.data.gouv.fr/fr/datasets/elections-legislatives-des-11-et-18-juin-2017-liste-des-candidats-du-1er-tour/
http://www2.assemblee-nationale.fr/deputes/liste/homme-femme
https://en-marche.fr/
https://www.republicains.fr
http://www.lemonde.fr/
https://www.theguardian.com

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