FRANCE ELECTS WOMEN TO RECORD 156 PARLIAMENTARY SEATS, AS GENDER BALANCE POLICY PAYS OFF

FRANCE ELECTS WOMEN TO RECORD 156 PARLIAMENTARY SEATS, AS GENDER BALANCE POLICY PAYS OFF

BRITAIN SET ITS OWN RECORD IN ELECTIONS ON JUNE 8, WITH 30 PERCENT OF PARLIAMENTARY SEATS GOING TO WOMEN.

Catherine Barbaroux, LREM's acting president, hailed the increase in women's share of parliamentary seats.
"The evidence suggests that having more women in parliament leads to more informed and more responsive decision-making.
As of late Sunday evening there were 156 women lawmakers elected to France's National Assembly, already more than ever before, and with 148 seats as yet undecided.

PARIS – France voted a record number of women into parliament on Sunday, thanks largely to President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to field a gender-balanced candidate list for his victorious Republic on the Move (LREM)...

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