France

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Gérard Larcher (Male)
Year of birth
1949
Additional information
Elected on 1 Oct. 2014, re-elected on 2 Oct. 2017, 1 Oct. 2020 and on 2 Oct. 2023.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Eric Tavernier (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
31 March 2020 -
Secretary General
Marianne Bay (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 7 Nov. 2018.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
222
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
126
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
36.21% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
59.92
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Mathilde Ollivier (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
84
Oldest member
Jean-Marie Vanlerenberghe (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
33 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
315 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
222 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
126 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
2 See historical data for this field.
31-40
14 See historical data for this field.
41-45
17 See historical data for this field.
46-50
32 See historical data for this field.
51-60
104 See historical data for this field.
61-70
135 See historical data for this field.
71-80
42 See historical data for this field.
81-90
2 See historical data for this field.
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 2 14 17 32 104 135 42 2 0
Total <= 45: 33 Total >= 46: 315
Male 0 1 10 11 20 56 88 34 2 0 222
Female 0 1 4 6 12 48 47 8 0 0 126
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0.57%0.29%0.29%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger4.6%3.16%1.44%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger9.48%6.32%3.16%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
Legislated Candidate Quota. The principle of equal access is enshrined in the Constitution. There should be alternation of male and female candidates. The difference between the number of candidates of each gender cannot be greater than 1.
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
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2022