Explainer: How do France’s legislative elections work?

Close on the heels of April’s presidential vote, French voters go back to the ballot box on June 12 and 19 to elect lawmakers to the National Assembly. France’s legislative elections tend to pale next to the limelight-stealing race for the Élysée Palace, but with 577 distinct races to fill lower-house seats, their results are no less critical to daily life. FRANCE 24 explains the ins and outs.

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