The former President of the Assembly’s Law Commission, recently appointed Minister for Overseas France, has left her post and should be elected to the perch at the beginning of next week. She should succeed Richard Ferrand.
Yaël Braun-Pivet, who had been overseas minister for a month and should become president of the National Assembly on June 28, left the government, according to a decree published on June 26 in the Official newspaper.
“The functions of Mrs. Yaël Braun-Pivet are terminated” and “the functions of Minister of Overseas Territories are exercised by the Prime Minister”, stipulates this decree taken on June 25 by Emmanuel Macron on the proposal of Elisabeth Borne. For the first time in France, a woman should have access to the perch, to the National Assembly.
Still a novice in politics in 2017, Yaël Braun-Pivet, former president of the Assembly’s Law Commission and deputy for Yvelines, was invested on June 22 by the presidential majority and should succeed Richard Ferrand (LREM), a close to Emmanuel Macron defeated in the second round of legislative elections.
All the deputies will vote in the afternoon of June 28 during a vote by secret ballot at the podium. Also present are Annie Genevard (LR), ex-vice-president LR of the Assembly, the elected RN Sébastien Chenu, and there will certainly be a candidate from the union of the left.
If the absolute majority of the votes cast has not been obtained in the first two rounds of the ballot, the relative majority is sufficient in the third round, which should guarantee the election of Yaël Braun-Pivet, barring an accident.