France gears up for all-important parliamentary elections

A total of 7,882 candidates are standing nationwide in two-round legislative elections beginning Sunday which are expected to produce a thorough renewal of the National Assembly - not least because more than 200 of the outgoing lawmakers are not standing for re-election.

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While overshadowed by last month’s presidential contest, the two-round legislative elections held on June 11th and 18th will determine the course of French government and politics for the five years to come, reports FRANCE 24.