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An express organization is planned for the early legislative elections. Here are the key dates to know.

Emmanuel Macron announced this Sunday June 9 following the European elections the dissolution of the National Assembly. Legislative elections are therefore organized on June 30 and July 7. The French will therefore be able to go to the polls in less than three weeks to elect the deputies in each constituency, who number 577 in total in the hemicycle. Dates which respect the deadline provided for by the Constitution (20 to 40 days) but which also take into account the start of the Paris Olympic Games and the summer school vacation period.

Following this decision, the organization time is relatively short. According to election rules, campaigning must officially open on the second Monday before election day. It will therefore be June 17 and it will end on June 28 at 11:59 p.m. The candidates’ programs will then be available and they will increase the number of meetings and appearances on screen or on the radio.

A two-round vote

The first round will take place on June 30. Polling stations will be open from 8 a.m. and will close between 6 and 8 p.m. depending on the municipality. In the first round, a candidate must collect more than 50% of the votes cast and a number of votes at least equal to 25% of those registered to be directly elected. If no candidate succeeds, a second round is organized on July 7 and those who obtained at least 12.5% ​​of votes from voters registered in their constituency in the first round can participate. The candidate who comes first is elected and if there is a tie, the oldest wins.

Gabriel Attal’s government will remain in place until the day after the legislative elections, July 8. Once the new National Assembly is formed, it will meet for the first time on the second Thursday after the election, i.e. July 18.