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National Assembly

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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.
11.06.2017 to 18.06.2017
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
20.06.2017
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.
30.06.2022
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

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 male candidates Number of male candidates
4,535
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
3,342
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.43%

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
47,571,319
Votes Number of people who actually voted
23,170,977
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
48.71%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) and its ally, the Modem, won an outright majority, taking a total of 350 seats in the 577-member National Assembly. The REM, established only in 2016, defeated two long-established parties that had dominated French politics: The Republicans (LR, formerly, the Union for a Popular Movement) took 112 seats, down from 194; the Socialist Party (PS) of former President François Hollande took only 30, down from 280. A record 224 women were elected (up from 155 recorded in 2012), of whom 143 were from REM which endorsed slightly more female candidates than male candidates. Half of REM's candidates were from civil society. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on job creation, tax reforms and anti-terrorism measures. 
 
 The 2017 parliamentary elections followed the presidential elections. In the run-off elections held in May, Mr. Macron (REM), former Minister of Economy and Finance under President Hollande (PS), defeated Ms. Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN). President Macron subsequently appointed Mr. Edouard Philippe (LR) as his Prime Minister. The new government includes former members of the PS and the LR, members from the civil society, and has an equal number of men and women. 
 
 President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) and its ally, the Modem, won an outright majority, taking a total of 350 seats in the 577-member National Assembly. The REM, established only in 2016, defeated two long-established parties that had dominated French politics: The Republicans (LR, formerly, the Union for a Popular Movement) took 112 seats, down from 194; the Socialist Party (PS) of the former President François Hollande took only 30, down from 280. A record 224 women were elected (up from 155 recorded in 2012), of whom 143 were from REM which endorsed slightly more female candidates than male candidates. Half of REM's candidates were from civil society. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on job creation, tax reforms and anti-terrorism measures. 
 
 The 2017 parliamentary elections followed the presidential elections. In the run-off elections held in May, Mr. Macron (REM), former Minister of Economy and Finance under President Hollande (PS), defeated Ms. Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN). President Macron subsequently appointed Mr. Edouard Philippe (LR) as his Prime Minister. The new government includes former members of the PS and the LR, members from the civil society, and has an equal number of men and women.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
16
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.
53.38%
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.
Yes
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
The Republic on the Move (REM), Modem (MDM)
 
 The Government formed in May 2017 also includes former members of the Socialist Party (PS) and the Republicans (LR).
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
The Republic on the Move (REM) 308
The Republicans (LR) 112
Modem (MDM) 42
Socialist Party (PS) 30
Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) 18
La France insoumise (France Unbowed, FI) 17
Other left wing parties (DVG) 12
French Communist Party (COM) 10
National Front (FN) 8
Other parties of the right (DVD) 6
Regionalist (REG) 5
Others (DIV) 3
Left Radical 3
Debout la France ("Stand Up France", DLF) 1
Ecologist (ECO) 1
Far Right (EXD) 1
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%
Other notes
Number of parties winning seats: 16 nuances
Sources
National Assembly (19.06.2017, 20.06.2017, 17.07.2017, 02.08.2018) Ministère de l'intérieur En Marche Les Républicains Le Monde Th Guardian
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-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
415
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.
27.06.2017
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