#GAReads | France elects a record number of women into parliament

by Richard Ying et Tangui Morlier [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

by Richard Ying et Tangui Morlier [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

"France elects a record number of women into parliament":

France voted a record number of women into parliament, election results showed on Monday, after President Emmanuel Macron's victorious Republic on the Move (LREM) party fielded a gender-balanced candidate list.

Of the 577 newly elected lawmakers, 223 were female, beating the previous record of 155 set after the last election.

Read Jemima Kelly's full article at Business Insider here…