French parliament elects woman as its speaker, for 1st time
PARIS (AP) — The new speaker of France's lower house of parliament — the first woman to hold the post — vigorously defended the right to abortion Tuesday and called on the chamber to be “vigilant” about protecting it from reversal.
French parliament elects Braun-Pivet as new speaker - Local News 8
By JADE LE DELEY and SYLVIE CORBET Associated PressPARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament has elected Yaël Braun-Pivet of President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance as its new speaker. She is the first woman to hold the post. The National Assembly opened its first session Tuesday since legislative elections this month shook up France’s political landscape and deprived Macron’s party of its majority. Macron’s alliance still has the mo…