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Yael Braun-Pivet elected new speaker of French National Assembly
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Yael Braun-Pivet elected new speaker of French National Assembly
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Paris, June 30 (TIWN) Yael Braun-Pivet was elected on Tuesday as the new speaker of the French National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament.

The French National Assembly's 577 members kicked off its first session on Tuesday by electing its first female speaker with 242 votes in her favor out of 462 voters, Xinhua news agency reported quoting French media.  Braun-Pivet comes from French President Emmanuel Macron's alliance Ensemble. After Macron was re-elected in April, Braun-Pivet was promoted as minister for France's Overseas Territories, according to the French state-owned television channel France 24.

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