The French Presidential Election 2017 completely changed the political landscape of France. And so did the legislative election one month later. The former major parties, the conservative Republicans, and the left Socialist Party were not even represented in the run-off of the presidential election and saw their support also decrease in the election for the National Assembly compared to the election in 2012. In France, since 2002 the presidential and the legislative election are held within one month to avoid the so-called cohabitation - a situation where the president does not have a majority of his own party in the National Assembly. The voting method in France for the National Assembly is a winner takes all or first-past-the-post voting system at the constituencies level with 577 seats up for election. In many constituencies, no candidate won a majority in the first round of voting and hence the run-off took place on the 18th of June 2017. The next elections are going to take place in 2022.
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