National Assembly of France


July 6, 2022

The National Assembly, or National Assembly (fr. Assemblée nationale) is the lower house of the French Parliament, while the upper house is the Senate. The National Assembly meets in the Bourbon Palace (Palais Bourbon) of Paris, located on the left bank of the Seine opposite the Place de la Concorde. The Palais Bourbon was built in 1728, the deputies settled in it since 1798. The Assembly consists of 577 deputies, elected for 5 years in direct general elections in two rounds. Like senators, deputies have a dual role: overseeing the actions of the government, reporting to the Assembly in writing or orally, and enacting new laws. The President of the National Assembly is usually a representative of the leading party. He is assisted by a vice president, usually from a different party. The term of the mandate of the National Assembly is 5 years, but the President of France can dissolve it and call early elections if he has not already dissolved it in the previous year.

See also

French suffrage List of Presidents of the National Assembly of France Constituent Assembly (1789-1791)


Official site (fr.) National Assembly at the Political Atlas