France's National Assembly elects its first-ever woman Speaker

Yaël Braun-Pivet, 51, a member of Emmanuel Macron's Renaissance party, has been elected to the post of president - or Speaker - of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, marking the first time a woman has been given the post.

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The French National Assembly has elected Yaël Braun-Pivet as its president, equivalent to a Speaker of the House, in the opening session of its 16th Legislature, reeports FRANCE 24.