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Macron plans to slash France's MPs by a third

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED In his first address to members of the National Assembly and Senate since his election in May Macron delivers a US style state of the nation speech in the Versailles palace

LANDMARK SPEECH. French President Emmanuel Macron (at the platform) speaks during a special congress gathering both houses of parliament (National Assembly and Senate) in the palace of Versailles, outside Paris, on July 3, 2017. Martin Bureau/AFP

France's Macron wins strong majority for reform

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

3rd UPDATE The new body will be nearly 6 years younger on average have a record 223 women lawmakers and will be strikingly less politically experienced

FRANCE'S PARLIAMENT. This file photo taken on July 26, 2016 shows the National Assembly's Palais Bourbon in Paris illuminated in the French flag colors in tribute to the victims of the attack in the Normandy city of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Ludovic Marin/AFP

France's Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority

Jun 12, 2017 - 7:52 AM

UPDATED But the vote was marked by record low turnout of 49 possibly reflecting fatalism among Macron s opponents in the face of his seemingly unstoppable advance experts said

VOTING. French President Emmanuel Macron (C) casts his ballot next to his wife Brigitte Macron (L) at a polling station during the first round of the French legislative elections in Le Touquet, on June 11, 2017. Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool/AFP

French MPs vote in favor of recognizing Palestine

Dec 03, 2014 - 8:51 AM

The vote – which is non binding on the government but highly symbolic – comes as European countries seek alternative ways to restart the stalled Middle East process

'YES' WINS. French Members of the Parliament in favor of the vote for the recognition of the Palestinian State stand and applaud after the success of the resolution with 339 votes in favor for 151 against in Paris, France, 02 December 2014. Etienne Laurent/EPA

French gay marriage law clears first hurdle in parliament

Feb 02, 2013 - 9:18 PM

Deputies voted in favor of article one of the draft legislation which redefines marriage as being an agreement between two people