The first round of the legislative election in France took place on Sunday, June 11, with the second and final round set to be held on June 18.
France has a bicameral parliament. The lower house is called the National Assembly, and the upper is the Senate. The National Assembly consists of 577 directly elected lawmakers with the office term of five years. The Senate consists of 348 members elected by indirect suffrage for a term of 6 years. French senators are elected by electoral colleges set up in each department and consisting of National Assembly lawmakers, departmental and regional councilors, delegates of municipal councils, and others. Half of the Senate seats are up for re-election every three years.
The French minister of territorial cohesion will resign to lead President Emmanuel Macron’s now ruling La Republique En Marche party in the National Assembly, local media reported on Monday.
French President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (La Republique En Marche, REM) party succeeded in obtaining a majority in the country's parliament after the second round of the parliamentary election, providing the French leader with the necessary support within the legislature.
Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move party allied with the Democratic Movement gained 350 out of 577 seats in the National Assembly.
Angela Merkel congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his La Republique En Marche (REM) party on gaining absolute majority in the National Assembly.
Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move party has gained an absolute majority in the National Assembly, according to preliminary results.
Marine Le Pen said that low voter turnout in the second round of the French legislative election lessens legitimacy of the parliament.
French President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (La Republique En Marche, REM) party is forecast to top parliamentary elections, although shows worse results than expected, getting 355 in 577 seats in the National Assembly, a poll said Sunday.
Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move party is getting 192 mandates after the ballots were count in 400 constituencies.
Marine Le Pen is being elected as a member of the French National Assembly, the lower chamber of the country's Parliament for the first time during her political career.
Voter turnout in the second round of the French legislative elections stood at 35.33 percent by 5 p.m. local time (15:00 GMT), the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
French President Emmanuel Macron voted on Sunday in the second round of parliamentary election an hour after the polls opened.
The mayor of the small commune in the north of France was arrested on Saturday over attack on Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the candidate in the legislative election and the former environment minister under Nicolas Sarkozy’s administration, local media reported.
Polling stations for vote in the second round of the French parliamentary election opened on Saturday in some territories and departments of Overseas France.
French voter support for President Emmanuel Macron's still untested La Republique en Marche (REM, or LREM) party in parliamentary elections is backed by an overspill of Macron's popularity in the presidential election and the disarray reigning in traditional parties, experts told Sputnik.
French President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique En Marche (REM) party is heading toward an unprecedented parliamentary majority, and is projected to gain up to 450 seats in the 577-seat French parliament, according to the Odoxa poll published on Friday.
The majority of French citizens see the large likely presidential majority in parliament, which is expected to be the outcome of the second round of the general election, a "bad thing" for the country, and therefore plan on abstaining in mass from casting their ballot this Sunday, according to the Odoxa poll published Friday.
As many as 61 percent of French voters want to see the results of the first round of the legislative election, which put President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique En Marche (REM) party on track to a massive majority, "corrected," the latest Elabe poll showed on Thursday.
French voters, who have everything at their disposal to alter the disproportionate results of the first round of parliamentary elections, should take to the polls in the next round as the country could otherwise end up having a parliament with no opposition to President Emmanuel Macron's La Republique en Marche, the National Front leader said.
The outcome of the first round of French Parliamentary elections indicated that President Emmanuel Macron has popular support for his plans and that voters are tired of the mainstream political forces, Minister of Justice Francois Bayrou said Tuesday.
The results of the first round of the French parliamentary election indicate that La Republique en Marche (REM) has a good chance of securing the majority in the National Assembly, but the party may face difficulties in the beginning due to abundance of inexperienced members, experts told Sputnik.