President Emmanuel Macron has proposed reducing the size of the French parliament by one third. He made the announcement at an address to the Senate and National Assembly in Versailles.

“I am convinced that this measure will have positive consequences for the quality of parliamentary work. This reform is essential,” Macron said.

With the reduction of one third, the French parliament will be “less numerous, but strengthened in its means.

“It is a Parliament… that works better,” Macron said.

If the reform is approved, the National Assembly would be cut from 577 members to 385 and the Senate would be reduced from 348 members to 232, Liberation newspaper calculated.

Macron also wants to abolish of the Court of Justice of the Republic, a special French court that deals only with ministerial misconduct.  French citizens can no longer tolerate “this exceptional justice,” he said.

Source: RT

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