Sunday, June 19, 2022, the French were called to the polls to elect the 577 deputies who will sit in the National Assembly for the next five years. For the first time since the establishment of the five-year term, in 2022, the camp of the President of the Republic does not obtain an absolute majority at the Palais Bourbon.
Here are the results of this second round of the 2022 legislative elections:
If this situation is “totally unexpected and unheard of” for Jean-Luc-Mélenchon, leader of rebellious France, it “constitutes a risk for our country”, according to Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne.
Without an absolute majority, the presidential coalition will have to deal with the first opposition force, the Nupes, but also with the National Rally which achieves a historic score.
For the first time since 1986, the far-right party won enough deputies to form a parliamentary group (15 seats minimum). With 89 elected members, the RN becomes, “outside the coalition, the opposition party with the most elected members”, reports Le Monde.
These legislative elections were also marked by record abstention. For this second round, it amounts to 53.86%.
Abstention and the National Rally are not the only ones to make this election historic. By being elected at the age of 21, Louis Boyard (Nupes) and Tematai Le Gayic (Nupes) have become the two youngest deputies in the history of the Bourbon Palace.
In addition to youth, it is certain new professions that are rising to the National Assembly.
In the slideshow below, discover the unusual jobs of your new MPs.