French Parliament

French Parliament - French President Emmanuel Macron's government wants to shrink the country's parliament by 25% as part of an overhaul of French institutions. The government introduced a draft law on Wednesday that would reduce the number of seats in the lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, from 577 to 433. The Senate would go from 348 to 261 members. The bill also allows for 20% of seats to be based on party lists instead of individual candidates. Both moves were promised by Macron during the 2017 presidential campaign, which was marred by corruption scandals around parliamentary spending involving rival candidates. Many voters embraced the proposals, but Macron's critics say they could further strengthen the president's powers.

 

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Evening Update Wednesday 15 July 2020

New French Prime Minister Jean Castex has been addressing deputies this afternoon to set out his government's plans... Evening Update Wednesday 15 July 2020 Read More

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Lunchtime News.Wednesday July 15th 2020

JLP Station-Plans to modernise Juan les Pins train station have been approved unanimously by the Antibes town council.... Lunchtime News.Wednesday July 15th 2020 Read More

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French and Riviera News.Wednesday July 15th 2020

Macron- President Macron has said that his thoughts are “with the people” of Nice on the 4th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that claimed 86 vict... French and Riviera News.Wednesday July 15th 2020 Read More

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Evening Update Tuesday 14 July 2020

President Macron has said that he is in favour of making the wearing of masks mandatory in all enclosed public spaces... Evening Update Tuesday 14 July 2020 Read More

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Lunchtime News.Tuesday July 14th 2020

Nice attacks-The people of Nice are remembering the victims of the terror attack that killed 86 on the 14th of July 2016.... Lunchtime News.Tuesday July 14th 2020 Read More

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