French govt moves bill to shrink country’s parliament by 25 %
@EmmanuelMacronIn France, President Emmanuel Macron’s government moves a bill to shrink the country’s parliament by 25 per cent as part of an overhaul of country’s institutions.
The government introduced a draft law today that would reduce the number of seats in the lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, from 577 to 433. The Senate would go from 348 to 261 members.
The bill also allows for 20 per cent of seats to be based on party lists instead of individual candidates.
Both moves were promised by Macron during the 2017 presidential campaign, which was marred by corruption scandals around parliamentary spending involving rival candidates.