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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
12.06.2022 to 19.06.2022
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.06.2027
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
577
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
48,953,984
Votes Number of people who actually voted
23,257,508
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
47.51%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Emmanuel Macron's Ensemble! (presidential majority, see note 1) came first with 245 seats but lost its majority in the 577-member National Assembly. The New Environmental and Social People's Union (NUPES), a left-wing electoral alliance led by Mr. Jean-Luc Mélenchon (see note 2), came second with 131 seats. The right-wing National Rally (RN, formerly National Front), de facto led by Ms. Marine Le Pen (see note 3), sharply increased its share, taking 89 seats (up from 8 previously). It became the largest opposition party in the new legislature. Several ministers and the outgoing Speaker, Richard Ferrand (Republic on the Move – REM), failed to retain their seats. The number of women decreased for the first time since 1988: 215 women were elected in 2022, down from 224 in 2017. On 28 June, the newly elected National Assembly elected Ms. Yaël Braun-Pivet as its new President, who thereby became the first woman to assume the post.

The 2022 elections were held two months after the presidential elections in which President Macron defeated Ms. Le Pen (RN) in run-offs on 24 April. Following the presidential elections, he appointed Ms. Elisabeth Borne as the new Prime Minister, who thereby became the second woman to assume the post in France. The 2022 parliamentary elections were held against the backdrop of war in Ukraine, which has triggered soaring energy and food prices in France and across Europe. Key electoral issues included pension reform, consumer spending power and immigration.

Note 1:
The Republic on the Move (REM), which had won 308 seats in the 2017 elections, was renamed “Renaissance” on 5 April 2022, before changing its name again on 10 May to Ensemble! (meaning “Together”). The Ensemble party is officially led by Mr. Stanislas Guerini.

Note 2:
The electoral alliance NUPES comprised Mr. Mélenchon’s La France insoumise (France Unbowed, FI), Europe Ecology – The Greens, Génération.s, Génération Écologie, Les nouveaux Démocrates, the French Communist Party, and the Socialist Party (PS). Following the elections, Mr. Mélenchon (FI) proposed forming a joint parliamentary group in the new legislature. However, members of other parties said they would form their own parliamentary groups given that NUPES was an electoral alliance.

Note 3:
Ms. Le Pen stepped down as the President of RN in September 2021 in view of the 2022 presidential elections. Mr. Jordan Bardella succeeded her in an acting capacity in November 2021.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
11
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
42.46%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Ensemble! (presidential majority) 245
New Environmental and Social People's Union (NUPES) 131
National Rally (RN) 89
The Republicans (LR) 61
Other left wing parties (DVG) 22
Regionalist (REG) 10
Other parties of the right (DVD) 10
Other parties of the centre 4
Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) 3
Others (DIV) 1
Sovereigntist right 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
362
Number of women elected
215
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.
37.26%
Women Directly Elected
215

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.
362
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.
215
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
28.06.2022
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.
Yaël Braun-Pivet (Female)
Political party
Ensemble! (presidential majority)
Date of election
28.06.2022