France elects 233 women to Parliament

Paris – France voted a record number of women into parliament, election results showed on Monday, after President Emmanuel Macron’s victorious Republic on the Move (LREM) party fielded a gender-balanced candidate list.

Out of 577 newly elected lawmakers, 233 were female, beating the previous record of 155 set after the last election.
 The new record saw the French country leapfrogging from 64th to 17th in the world rankings of female parliamentary representation and to 6th place in Europe, overtaking Britain and Germany, according to Inter-parliamentary Union data compiled at the start of June.
France jumped from 64th to 17th in the world rankings of female parliamentary representation and to 6th place in Europe, overtaking Britain and Germany.
Acting president Catherine Barbaroux, said.
“For the first time under the (postwar) Fifth Republic, the National Assembly will be deeply renewed, more diverse, younger,”