Yael Braun-Pivet, first woman to chair the French Assembly


The deputy of President Emmanuel Macron’s party will lead the most fragmented Gallic parliament in memory since the beginning of the Fifth Republic in 1958, as no power has an absolute majority.

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Yael Braun-Pivet, a deputy from President Emmanuel Macron’s party, was elected President of the French National Assembly on Tuesday, the first woman to hold the position, the fourth most important in the French state.

Criminal defense attorney Braun-Pivet, Born 51 years ago in Nancy (Northern France) in a family of Jewish descent, won in the second round with the favorable votes of the centrist alliance “Ensemble!”, which also includes Macron’s party, The Republic on the Move (LREM)

Last month, the new president of the French House of Representatives was minister in the Overseas Territories portfolio, a position she gave up just before her candidacy for the highest office in the Assembly.

Braun-Pivet will lead the Gallic Parliament more fragmented this has been remembered since the beginning of the Fifth Republic in 1958, as no military force has an absolute majority.

Macron and his allies have a relative majority and will have to agree with other forces to pass far-reaching laws and measures, such as the state budget.

Braun-Pivet, former chairman of the Assembly Law Commission (2017-2022), follows Richard Ferranda staunch ally of Macron who did not renew his deputy mandate in the June 12-19 parliamentary elections.

The lawyer, mother of five children and married to a director of L’Oréal, is a… former socialist militant who joined Macron’s party in 2016.

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Source: EITB


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