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France’s newly-elected lawmakers open first parliament session

France’s newly-elected lawmakers, most of them from President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party, are attending their first parliament session.

world Updated: Jun 27, 2017 15:26 IST

AP, Paris
Lammakers, most of them from President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party, attended their first parliament session.
Lammakers, most of them from President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party, attended their first parliament session.(Reuters File Photo)
         

France’s newly-elected lawmakers, most of them from President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party, are attending their first parliament session.

Macron’s 14-month-old Republic on the Move! party won 308 of the 577 seats in legislative elections earlier this month. His allies in Modem took 42 seats, giving the government a wide majority.

After Macron vigorously campaigned on a promise to renew France’s political landscape, other parties also made efforts to promote new faces.

Three-quarters of the lawmakers are starting their first term at the National Assembly and 38% are women — the highest proportion in France’s modern history.

They expect to get to work quickly tackling the government’s proposed law on expanding police powers and a labor reform making it easier to hire and fire.

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 15:26 IST

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