French general election in 2022
July 6, 2022
The 2022 French general election is an election held to elect 577 members of the French parliament. As a result of the election, the Citizens' Coalition with the ruling party Renaissance had 245 seats, the New People's Center for Ecological Society 131 seats, the National Coalition 89 seats, the right-wing Center-Centered Coalition 64 seats, and other parties 48 seats. The first round of voting was held on June 12, 2022, and the final vote was held on June 19, 2022. Voting was conducted throughout France and overseas voters voted. The turnout in the first round of the general election was 47.5%, a record low, and the turnout in the second round was 46.2%. The following major parties lost seats. The ruling party, Renaissance, won 170 seats, a decrease of 138 seats compared to the 2017 general election, and failed to secure a majority. The two parties belonging to the right-centre coalition, the Republican Party, lost 51 seats to 61 seats, and the Democrat-Independent coalition lost 14 seats to three seats. The next major party gained seats. Compared to 2017, the National Federation gained 89 seats, an increase of 81 seats. France, who dissatisfied, showed an increase of 55 seats to 72 seats, and the ecology center to 27 seats, an increase of 26 seats. Horizon, a centre-right member of the ruling party coalition, participated in the first election and won 27 seats. As the coalition to which the ruling party Renaissance belongs did not secure a majority seat unlike in the 2017 general election (then name: Moving Forward!), the driving force behind President Emmanuel Macron's re-election in the April 2022 presidential election is the driving force for policy implementation. weakened. After the election, Prime Minister Elisabeth Born resigned, but President Macron rejected it. Talks to collaborate with other political parties in Parliament began on 21 June.