French elections see gender parity move (a little) closer

The first round of France's legislative elections have left at least 245 women candidates in lead positions before the second round play-offs next weekend, which would mean, in the likely case that they move on to win, an increase of 95 in the number of female MPs in the National Assembly.

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While French President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping dominance is the main takeaway from Sunday’s first round of legislative elections, there was another big winner on Sunday night, namely gender parity, reports FRANCE 24.