Parti Socialiste Loses Two Seats in the National Assembly

On Sunday, June 9, the Parti socialiste (PS) of France lost two seats in the by-elections for the first and eighth constituencies of the National Assembly, both representing French citizens abroad. The Constitutional Council invalidated the earlier elections for the two seats, first held in May of 2012. The original winners of the seats, Corinne […]

“Race” Deleted From French Law in Hopes of Dispelling Racism

A bill proposed by the Front de gauche (FDG) eliminating the word “race” from French legislation was adopted by the National Assembly last Thursday. The term is to be deleted from the Code Pénal, the Code de procedure pénale, and from the law on the freedom of press. André Chassaigne, Communist deputy and President of […]