-Article by Alice Ferré
On Tuesday, the French National Assembly held the traditional “trust vote” to express their stance on the legitimacy of the current administration. Edouard Philippe’s government won a green light from a majority of 370 deputies against 67. Such approval rate had not been seen since 1959, along with a high abstention rate of 129 deputies.
The Prime Minister is now held responsible before the Assembly and able to oversee the legislative branch to pass laws under rare and extreme circumstances.