Legislative 2022. How do you vote for deputies?

This Sunday, the voters will return to the booth for the legislative elections.

Legislative 2022. How do you vote for deputies?

This Sunday, the voters will return to the booth for the legislative elections. It is less than two months since the election of Emmanuel Macron. The 577 deputies who will represent them and vote on laws in the National Assembly up to 2027 will be elected by 48.7 millions French citizens. Direct universal suffrage is used to elect the deputies. This means that they are elected in two rounds for each constituency.

You must submit your candidacy by May 16 or May 20. 127 to L.O. 135. These include being French-born, at least 18 years old, and not being in an election incapacity. Contrary to the presidential election, one does not need to reside in the constituency where one wants to be elected. There are now 6,293 candidates running for office in 577 constituencies. This is 20% more than 2017.

A candidate must receive more than 50% of the votes cast, and at least 25% of registered voters in order to be elected to the first round of elections this Sunday. This is quite impressive considering the massive abstention (51.3%) five years ago. In June 2017, only 4 of 577 deputies had been elected to the first round. Paris, Wallis-et-Futuna, Morbihan, and Somme were the most contested.

The two top candidates will be eligible for the second round next week if no candidate is elected during the first round. If he wins the votes of at most 12.5% of registered voters, a third or even fourth candidate can join them. This scenario is now exceptional because abstention has increased: 2017 saw only one triangular in Aube, compared to 34 in 2012.

The second round is easier: regardless of how many voters turned out, the candidate who is first elected is elected. Unless dissolved by President of the Republic, or he resigns, he is elected for five-years.

Five years ago, La Republique en Marche won 308. Of the 577 seats at the National Assembly. This is an absolute majority.

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