Women in the French National Assembly

Women are able to be Members of Parliament in France; in the National Assembly. Women have been able to be involved in French legislative political life since 1945.

HistoryEdit

Proportion of women elected
to the National Assembly[1]
2017 elections
38.8%
2012 elections
26.9%
2007 elections
18.5%
2002 elections
12.1%
1997 elections
10.8%
1993 elections
5.9%
1988 elections
5.6%

A record number of women were elected at the 2017 French legislative election and sit as deputies in the 15th National Assembly of France.[2]




Over timeEdit

Election Legislature Number of

women

Total number

of deputies

Percentage
October 1945 First Constituent Assembly 33 586 5.6%
June 1946 Second Constituent Assembly 30 586 5.1%
November 1946 1st Parliament (4th Republic) 42 619 6.8%
June 1951 2nd (4th Republic) 22 627 3.5%
January 1956 3rd (4th Republic) 19 627 3.0%
November 1958 1st (5th Republic) 8 579 1.4%
November 1962 2nd (5th Republic) 8 482 1.7%
March 1967 3rd (5th Republic) 11 487 2.6%
June 1968 4th (5th Republic) 10 487 2.1%
March 1973 5th (5th Republic) 12 490 2.4%
March 1978 6th (5th Republic) 21 491 4.3%
June 1981 7th (5th Republic) 36 491 7.3%
March 1986 8th (5th Republic) 34 577 5.9%
June 1988 9th (5th Republic) 33 577 5.7%
March 1993 10th (5th Republic) 35 577 6.1%
May / June 1997 11th (5th Republic) 63 577 10.9%
June 2002 12th (5th Republic) 71 577 12.3%
June 2007 13th (5th Republic) 107 577 18.5%
June 2012 14th (5th Republic) 155 577 26.9%
June 2017 15th (5th Republic) 224 577 38.8%

List of women MPsEdit

1945Edit

Name Group Constituency
Denise Bastide PCF Loire
Madeleine Braun PCF Seine
Germaine Degrond SFIO Seine-et-Oise
Marie-Madeleine Dienesch MRP Côtes-du-Nord
Eugénie Éboué-Tell SFIO Guadeloupe
Germaine François PCF Nièvre
Mathilde Gabriel-Péri PCF Seine-et-Oise
Émilienne Galicier PCF Nord
Denise Ginollin PCF Seine
Lucie Guérin PCF Seine-Inférieure
Rose Guérin PCF Seine
Solange Lamblin MRP Seine
Irène Laure SFIO Bouches-du-Rhône
Marie-Hélène Lefaucheux MRP Aisne
Francine Lefebvre MRP Seine
Rachel Lempereur SFIO Nord
Madeleine Léo-Lagrange SFIO Nord
Jeanne Léveillé PCF Oise
Mathilde Méty PCF Rhône
Raymonde Tillon PCF Bouches-du-Rhône
Marie Oyon SFIO Sarthe
Germaine Peyroles MRP Seine-et-Oise
Germaine Poinso-Chapuis MRP Bouches-du-Rhône
Renée Prévert MRP Ille-et-Vilaine
Gilberte Roca PCF Gard
Simone Rollin MRP Seine
Marcelle Rumeau PCF Haute-Garonne
Hélène Solomon-Langevin PCF Seine
Alice Sportisse Gomez-Nadal PCF Oran
Hélène de Suzannet PRL Vendée
Marie Texier-Lahoulle MRP Morbihan
Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier PCF Seine
Jeannette Vermeersch PCF Seine

1946Edit

Nom Groupe Circonscription
Denise Bastide PCF Loire
Henriette Bosquier MRP Gard
Madeleine Braun PCF Seine
Mariette Brion PCF Charente
Gilberte Brossolette SFIO Seine
Paulette Charbonnel-Duteil PCF Aisne
Germaine Degrond SFIO Seine-et-Oise
Marie-Madeleine Dienesch MRP Côtes-du-Nord
Eugénie Éboué-Tell SFIO Guadeloupe
Germaine François PCF Nièvre
Mathilde Gabriel-Péri PCF Seine-et-Oise
Émilienne Galicier PCF Nord
Denise Ginollin PCF Seine
Lucie Guérin PCF Seine-Inférieure
Rose Guérin PCF Seine
Francine Lefebvre MRP Seine
Rachel Lempereur SFIO Nord
Mathilde Méty PCF Rhône
Raymonde Tillon PCF Bouches-du-Rhône
Germaine Peyroles MRP Seine-et-Oise
Germaine Poinso-Chapuis MRP Bouches-du-Rhône
Renée Prévert MRP Ille-et-Vilaine
Gilberte Roca PCF Gard
Hélène Solomon-Langevin PCF Seine
Alice Sportisse Gomez-Nadal PCF Oran
Marie Texier-Lahoulle MRP Morbihan
Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier PCF Seine
Jeannette Vermeersch PCF Seine
Andrée Viénot SFIO Ardennes
Marie-Louise Weber MRP Haut-Rhin

2017 French legislative electionEdit

Party Portrait Name Constituency
La République En Marche!
Socialist
Miscellaneous left
Socialist
La République En Marche!
En Commun
La République En Marche!
La République En Marche!
Socialist
La République En Marche!
La République En Marche!
Republican
Republican
Union of Democrats and Independents   Maina Sage French Polynesia's 1st constituency
La République En Marche!   Jennifer de Temmerman Nord's 15th constituency
La République En Marche!   Agnès Thill Oise's 2nd constituency
La République En Marche!   Sabine Thillaye Indre-et-Loire's 5th constituency
La République En Marche!   Valérie Thomas Puy-de-Dôme's 1st constituency
La République En Marche!   Alice Thourot Drôme's 2nd constituency
La République En Marche!   Huguette Tiegna Lot's 2nd constituency
Socialist   Sylvie Tolmont Sarthe's 4th constituency
La République En Marche!   Élisabeth Toutut-Picard Haute-Garonne's 7th constituency
Republican   Laurence Trastour-Isnart Alpes-Maritimes's 6th constituency
La République En Marche!   Frédérique Tuffnell Charente-Maritime's 2nd constituency
Socialist   Cécile Untermaier Saône-et-Loire's 4th constituency
Socialist Hélène Vainqueur-Christophe Guadeloupe's 4th constituency
Republican   Isabelle Valentin Haute-Loire's 1st constituency
La République En Marche!   Alexandra Valetta-Ardisson Alpes-Maritimes's 4th constituency
La République En Marche!   Laurence Vanceunebrock-Mialon Allier's 2nd constituency
Democratic Movement Michèle de Vaucouleurs Yvelines's 7th constituency
La République En Marche!   Marie-Christine Verdier-Jouclas Tarn's 2nd constituency
Democratic Movement   Laurence Vichnievsky Puy-de-Dôme's 3rd constituency
La République En Marche!   Annie Vidal Seine-Maritime's 2nd constituency
La République En Marche!   Corinne Vignon Haute-Garonne's 3rd constituency
La République En Marche!   Martine Wonner Bas-Rhin's 4th constituency
La République En Marche! Hélène Zannier Moselle's 7th constituency

15th legislature of the French Fifth Republic (mid-term changes)Edit

Party Portrait Name Constituency Year elected Year left Reason
La République En Marche! Séverine Gipson Eure's 1st constituency 21 July 2017 21 June 2022 Lost seat to Christine Loir
League of the South   Marie-France Lorho Vaucluse's 4th constituency 21 August 2017 Serving
Socialist   Michèle Victory Ardèche's 2nd constituency 25 December 2017 21 June 2022 Stood down
Miscellaneous left Manuéla Kéclard-Mondésir Martinique's 2nd constituency 23 April 2018 Serving
Socialist   Sylvie Tolmont Sarthe's 4th constituency 11 July 2018 21 June 2022 Lost seat
La République En Marche!   Florence Provendier Hauts-de-Seine's 10th constituency 17 November 2018 Serving
Agir Patricia Lemoine Seine-et-Marne's 5th constituency 17 November 2018 Serving
En Commun   Bénédicte Pételle Hauts-de-Seine's 2nd constituency 26 February 2019 Serving
La République En Marche! Stéphanie Atger Essonne's 6th constituency 1 May 2019 Serving
La République En Marche! Florence Morlighem Nord's 11th constituency 18 January 2020 Serving
Socialist Claudia Rouaux Ille-et-Vilaine's 3rd constituency 12 February 2020 Serving
La République En Marche! Camille Galliard-Minier Isère's 1st constituency 17 March 2020 Serving
La République En Marche! Souad Zitouni Vaucluse's 1st constituency 30 March 2020 Serving
Republican Sandra Boëlle Paris's 14th constituency 28 May 2020 Serving
Republican Nathalie Serre Rhône's 8th constituency 18 June 2020 Serving
Union of Democrats and Independents Valérie Six Nord's 7th constituency 23 June 2020 Serving
Republican Sylvie Bouchet Bellecourt Seine-et-Marne's 2nd constituency 23 June 2020 Serving
Socialist Sarah Taillebois Val-de-Marne's 9th constituency 24 June 2020 24 June 2020 Stood down
Socialist Isabelle Santiago Val-de-Marne's 9th constituency 24 June 2020 Serving
Republican Elizabeth Marquet Maine-et-Loire's 3rd constituency 1 August 2020 1 August 2020 Stood down
National Rally   Catherine Pujol Pyrénées-Orientales's 2nd constituency 3 August 2020 Serving
Republican   Édith Audibert Var's 3rd constituency 3 August 2020 Serving
Socialist Chantal Jourdan Orne's 1st constituency 3 August 2020 Serving
La République En Marche!   Cécile Delpirou Somme's 2nd constituency 7 August 2020 Serving
La République En Marche! Françoise Ballet-Blu Vienne's 1st constituency 25 August 2020 Serving
La République En Marche!   Marie Silin Paris's 12th constituency 27 August 2020 21 June 2022 Stood down
La République En Marche! Claire Bouchet Hautes-Alpes's 2nd constituency 27 August 2020 20 June 2022 Stood down
Republican Anne-Laure Blin Maine-et-Loire's 3rd constituency 27 September 2020 (by-election) Serving
Pour La Réunion   Karine Lebon Réunion's 2nd constituency 27 September 2020 (by-election) Serving
Democratic Movement Maud Gatel Paris's 11th constituency 14 January 2021 Serving
National Rally Myriane Houplain[3] Pas-de-Calais's 10th constituency 22 April 2021 21 June 2022 Lost seat
Socialist Lamia El Aaraje Paris's 15th constituency 7 June 2021 (by-election) 28 January 2022 Lost seat
Union of Democrats and Independents   Sophie Métadier[4] Indre-et-Loire's 3rd constituency 7 June 2021 21 June 2022 Lost seat
La République En Marche! Catherine Daufès-Roux[5] Gard's 5th constituency 28 June 2021 21 June 2022 Lost seat
Republican Bernadette Beauvais[6] Seine-et-Marne's 6th constituency 28 July 2021 25 August 2021 Resigned
Republican Christelle Petex-Levet[7] Haute-Savoie's 3rd constituency 1 August 2021 Serving

16th legislature of the French Fifth RepublicEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Législatives 2017 : 224 femmes élues, un chiffre historique". Le Monde. Agence France-Presse; Reuters. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ Burrows-Taylor, Evie (19 June 2017). "A look inside France's new, younger and less male dominated parliament". www.thelocal.fr. Retrieved 2021-01-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Mme Myriane Houplain - Pas-de-Calais (10e circonscription) - Assemblée nationale". www2.assemblee-nationale.fr. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  4. ^ "Mme Sophie Métadier - Indre-et-Loire (3e circonscription) - Assemblée nationale". www2.assemblee-nationale.fr. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  5. ^ "Mme Catherine Daufès-Roux - Gard (5e circonscription) - Assemblée nationale". www2.assemblee-nationale.fr. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  6. ^ "Mme Bernadette Beauvais - Mandat clos - Seine-et-Marne (6e circonscription) - Assemblée nationale". www2.assemblee-nationale.fr. Retrieved 2022-01-31.
  7. ^ "Mme Christelle Petex-Levet - Haute-Savoie (3e circonscription) - Assemblée nationale". www2.assemblee-nationale.fr. Retrieved 2022-04-27.

See alsoEdit