Insights and reports, News • 20th June 2012
The Socialists have won an absolute majority in the French parliamentary elections, giving the new President, François Hollande, a free hand to implement the key measures of his presidential programme.
The Socialists and their allies won an absolute majority in the National Assembly without the need for support from the Greens or the far-left ‘Left Front’ party, and now have unprecedented freedom to govern. As well as the Presidency and the National Assembly, the Socialists also have control of the Senate, having won, in 2011, a majority in the upper house for the first time in the Fifth Republic. The Socialists and its allies also govern a majority of French cities and all but one of France’s regional councils. (Read full article)