Only 37% of women in the new National Assembly, down from 2017

The new National Assembly will have 215 women (37.26%) and 362 men (62.74%), i.e. a less feminized hemicycle than that resulting from the 2017 legislative elections (39%), according to a complete count by AFP of the 577 seats.

Disavowal for Macron, wave RN and mixed success for Nupes: the lessons of the second round of legislative elections

In 2017, the outgoing National Assembly had never been so feminized, with some 39% of female deputies elected, 12 points more than in 2012, and more than triple than in 2002 when they represented barely 12%. Long behind, France then climbed to 33rd place in terms of parity, out of 185 countries ranked by the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

LR again the least equal

As in 2017, it is the LR group which is the least equal, with 18 women out of 61 elected (29.5%). Conversely, the left-wing alliance Nupes has 43.6% of women deputies. The presidential majority, which no longer enjoys an absolute majority, has 40.4% women and the RN 37.1%.

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The laws on parity, and their share of financial penalties, doubled in 2014 for parties presenting less than 50% of women, have been a strong incentive. For the period 2017-2022, it is already LR who had been the most penalized with in particular in 2021 a penalty of 1.78 million euros.

Elisabeth Borne, narrowly elected on Sunday in Calvados after the second round of legislative elections, is the second Prime Minister in France, after Edith Cresson (1991-1992).

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