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France

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National Assembly

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Richard Ferrand (Male)
Year of birth
1962
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Michel Moreau (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 5 March 2016.
Secretary General
Christophe Pallez (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 26 Oct. 2014.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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
See historical data for this field.
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.

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)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
491
Total per sex
Total of male
429
Total of female
152
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
43
41-45
46
46-50
76
51-60
184
61-70
203
71-80
28
81-90
0
91 and over
0
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%

Reserved seats and quotas

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.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
7,877
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
3,342
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.43%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
3342
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.43%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
353
Number of women elected
224
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
38.82%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
224

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
353
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
224
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
François de Rugy (Male)
Political party
The Republic on the Move (REM)
Date of election
27.06.2017
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1944
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1944
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1945
Notes