French Parliament

French Parliament - French President Emmanuel Macron's government wants to shrink the country's parliament by 25% as part of an overhaul of French institutions. The government introduced a draft law on Wednesday 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% 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. Many voters embraced the proposals, but Macron's critics say they could further strengthen the president's powers.

 

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Evening Update Tuesday 28 January 2020

Our region is preparing for disruption to public transport tomorrow because of industrial action against pension reforms... Evening Update Tuesday 28 January 2020 Read More

28/01/2020

Monaco scam warning.

Police in Monaco are warning residents of a phone scam that’s been taking in quite a few people over the past month.... Monaco scam warning. Read More

28/01/2020

French and Riviera News.Tuesday January 28th 2020

More strikes-Further public strike action is taking place in Nice tomorrow as trade unions continue to protest over the government’s proposed pension ... French and Riviera News.Tuesday January 28th 2020 Read More

28/01/2020

Evening Update Monday 27 January 2020

Public transport is set to be badly disrupted again this Wednesday because of industrial action against pension reforms... Evening Update Monday 27 January 2020 Read More

27/01/2020

French and Riviera News.Monday January 27th 2020

Coronavirus-The Mayor of Nice ,Christian Estrosi has written to the French Health Minister to ask what measures are being taken to protect the populat... French and Riviera News.Monday January 27th 2020 Read More

27/01/2020