THOMAS COEX via AFPYaël Braun-Pivet is the current Minister of Overseas NATIONAL ASSEMBLY – No absolute majority for the walkers, but a candidate almost guaranteed to be elected to the perch. Yaël Braun-Pivet, current Minister of Overseas France won, this Wednesday, June 22, the internal vote organized within the deputies LREM, Modem and Horizons and will be the only candidate of the majority to take the presidency of the National Assembly . Appointed at the end of a second round opposing her to Roland Lescure, she is almost certain to be appointed at the head of the 577 deputies, Tuesday June 28, during the opening session of the XVIth legislature. She will thus become the first woman to preside over the National Assembly. This internal majority primary was organized to find a successor to Richard Ferrand, outgoing president of the National Assembly and defeated this Sunday, June 19. Five candidates were in the running, Yaël Braun-Pivet, Barabara Pompili, Joël Giraud, Roland Lescure and Sophie Errante, Éric Woerth having withdrawn his candidacy at the end of the day. An influential figure in the LREM Deputy Assembly since 2017, the Minister for Overseas sea had been re-elected in the 5th constituency of Yvelines with 64.62% of the vote, Sunday June 19. Before entering government, the 51-year-old lawyer by training chaired the Law Commission, where she had become an essential and influential figure in the majority within the Palais-Bourbon. In 2018, she had already expressed her desire to chair the hemicycle before retracting a few hours later. “I saw that Richard Ferrand’s profession of faith corresponded to the project that I wanted to carry”, she explained, ensuring that she had “undergone no pressure”. entry of RN deputies to the Assembly
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