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Sunday, June 11, 2017

2017 French legislative election June 11 & 18,2017

The 2017 French legislative election is scheduled to be held on June 11 & 18,2017 t o elect the 577 members of the 15th National Assembly of the French Fifth Republic.

In France the legislative election takes place about a month after the second round of the presidential election which was held this time on the 7th of May 2017. 

Prior to 2002 the Presidential and Legislative elections were not always held in the same year

The 2017 Legislative Election was the first held after the legal abolition of the Dual Mandate in France in 2014

Deputies will no longer be allowed to concurrently serve in Local Government, frequently as Mayors, upon election to Parliament.

he 577 members of the National Assembly are elected using a two-round first-past-the-post system in single-member constituencies

Candidates for the legislative elections had five days, from Monday 15 May to 18:00 on Friday 19 May, to declare and register their candidacy.

The official campaign ran from 22 May to 10 June at midnight, while the campaign for the second round runs from 12 June at midnight to 17 June at midnight, with eligible candidates required to declare their presence by 18:00 CEST on 13 June.

 To be elected in the first round, a candidate was required to secure an absolute majority of votes cast and to secure votes equal to at least 25% of eligible voters in their constituency. Should none of the candidates satisfy these conditions, a second round of voting ensues. 

President Emmanuel Macron's  La République en Marche! (LREM) party topped Sunday’s first-round legislative vote

Based on the first round results, candidates from Macron’s LREM, a political party that barely existed one year ago, were projected to take between 415 and 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly next week. It would represent the largest parliamentary majority for a single party in France since the end of World War II.
The LREM party won 32.32 percent of all votes, according to official final results published by the French Interior Ministry, in an election that was also marked by a record-high abstention of 51.29 percent.
 The mainstream conservative Les Républicains party finished the night in second place with 21.56 percent support. They were projected to win between 70 and 110 seats in the next Assembly 
Participation in French parliamentary elections has been in free fall over the past three decades. The year 1978 saw the highest participation in a first-round legislative vote, with 83.3 percent of voters casting a ballot. The lowest turnout – until now – was in 2012, when only 57.2 percent of voters participated
The ruling Socialist Party (PS), red-faced after finishing a distant fifth in the presidential contest in April, appeared to lose its fight to stay relevant . The party of former president François Hollande and its allies managed to take just 9.51 percent of Sunday’s votes and saw several former ministers ejected from constituencies they once considered airtight.
The Socialists occupy around 280 seats in the outgoing Assembly, and may save as few as 20 of them when the parliamentary battle is over. 

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