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Age, gender, profession: Who are France's new members of Parliament?

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Only 208 women will sit in the Assemblée Nationale, representing just over a third of all MPs. This is the second time in two years that the proportion of women in the Assemblée has fallen.

Only 208 women will sit in the Assemblée Nationale, representing just over a third of all MPs. This is the second time in two years that the proportion of women in the Assemblée has fallen.

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What France’s snap vote says about US women and politics

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France, femmes en politique: que nous disent les médias?

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October 20, 2022

France, femmes en politique: que nous disent les médias?

Pourquoi privilégier l’étude des médias quand on travaille sur les questions de genre ?

Pourquoi privilégier l’étude des médias quand on travaille sur les questions de genre ?

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French lawmakers pick Yael Braun-Pivet as first ever woman president of National Assembly

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French lawmakers pick Yael Braun-Pivet as first ever woman president of National Assembly

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France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday agreed to pick an MP from President Emmanuel Macron's centrist coalition as the first woman speaker, despite the ruling alliance losing its majority in legislative elections.

The 19 June election saw surges for the far right and hard left and opposition forces have said they will not be lured into a lasting arrangement to support Macron's government, which is 37 seats short of an overall majority.

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday agreed to pick an MP from President Emmanuel Macron's centrist coalition as the first woman speaker, despite the ruling alliance losing its majority in legislative elections.

The 19 June election saw surges for the far right and hard left and opposition forces have said they will not be lured into a lasting arrangement to support Macron's government, which is 37 seats short of an overall majority.

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Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election

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Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election

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Rachel Keke, who coordinated successful strike for better pay and conditions, takes on Macron’s former sports minister.

A hotel housekeeper who led a strike for better pay and conditions at one of the biggest hotels in Paris could become the first cleaner to be elected to the French parliament on Sunday, as a left alliance challenges Emmanuel Macron’s centrists.

Rachel Keke, who coordinated successful strike for better pay and conditions, takes on Macron’s former sports minister.

A hotel housekeeper who led a strike for better pay and conditions at one of the biggest hotels in Paris could become the first cleaner to be elected to the French parliament on Sunday, as a left alliance challenges Emmanuel Macron’s centrists.

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Post-poll, France's new parliament sees slight drop in women MPs

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Post-poll, France's new parliament sees slight drop in women MPs

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France has lagged in gender parity in politics, coming 33rd out of 185 spots on the Inter-Parliamentary Union's monthly ranking of women in national parliaments

France's new parliament will see a slight decrease in women MPs after the weekend's poll, a setback from the previous cycle when women filled nearly 40 percent of seats.

France has lagged in gender parity in politics, coming 33rd out of 185 spots on the Inter-Parliamentary Union's monthly ranking of women in national parliaments

France's new parliament will see a slight decrease in women MPs after the weekend's poll, a setback from the previous cycle when women filled nearly 40 percent of seats.

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Elisabeth Borne: Who is France's new prime minister and what's on her to-do list?

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Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming the second woman to hold the post in the country.

Borne, 61, who was labour minister in the previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, who resigned earlier in the day.

Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming the second woman to hold the post in the country.

Borne, 61, who was labour minister in the previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, who resigned earlier in the day.

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Record women candidates haven’t made French vote gender friendly

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By Alice Kantor

Few feminist policies have been campaign talking points during the election.

On Sunday, the French head to the polls to elect their next president. After the first round two weeks ago, there are two candidates on the ballot: centrist President Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen.

By Alice Kantor

Few feminist policies have been campaign talking points during the election.

On Sunday, the French head to the polls to elect their next president. After the first round two weeks ago, there are two candidates on the ballot: centrist President Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen.

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After #MeToo, the female factor shakes up France’s presidential race

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After #MeToo, the female factor shakes up France’s presidential race

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Two women frontrunners seek to unseat Macron as feminist issues move up the agenda.

Two women frontrunners seek to unseat Macron as feminist issues move up the agenda.