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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parlement (Parliament)
Chamber name
Assemblée nationale (National Assembly)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1889-01
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the National Assembly
Speaker
Richard Ferrand (Male)
Year of birth
1962
Term
12.09.2018
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General of the National Assembly and the Presidency
Secretary general
Michel Moreau (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 5 March 2016.
Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General of the Questor's office
Secretary general
Christophe Pallez (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 26 Oct. 2014.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
577
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
577
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
348
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
229
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
39.69% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
64,457
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
69,683 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Ludovic Pajot (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
79
Oldest member
Bernard Brochand (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 1 43 46 76 184 203 28 0 0
Total <= 45: 90 Total >= 46: 491
Male 0 0 32 29 56 133 155 24 0 0 429
Female 0 1 11 17 20 51 48 4 0 0 152
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.17%0%0.17%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger7.57%5.51%2.07%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger15.49%10.5%4.99%
Members for whom data is available
581

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
The principle of equal access is enshrined in the Constitution. Adjustment of public financial assistance to parties according to the electoral standing they accord to women. The law provides for alternation between male and female candidates on the electoral lists.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.