How “The World” has investigated the 577 deputies of the new Assembly

How “The World” has investigated the 577 deputies of the new Assembly

They will be the crafters of the legislation during the next five years. They support the government or that they are opposed to, the 577 new members will play an important role in the political life throughout the office. Last heat of a long election year marked by numerous upheavals, the legislative elections of 11 and 18 June, resulted in the election of a national Assembly outside the norm, reflective of a new political order.

Non-standard, first, by a renewal rate ever seen in the Ve Republic : nearly three-quarters of elected members are not ” outgoing “. But also by a composition unique policy, starting with the domination of a new party, The Republic in march, which prides itself on ” beyond the cleavage left-right “ and to make the beautiful part to the ” replacement “ and civil society.

add to this, helter-skelter, the split of the Republicans into two groups, the extreme weakness of the socialist Party, who has more than thirty deputies, the arrival of The France insubordinate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the election of eight members of the national Front and one of three deputies regionalist corsican. Not to mention the entry into force of the act, which limit the accumulation of mandates, which will force not less than 223 of 577 new elect to abandon one or more of the elective offices they hold.


  • paint a picture of the Assembly

After we focused, during the campaign of legislation, on the 525 candidates supported by the movement of Emmanuel Macron, who formed a sort of political objects is not identified, we found it necessary to extend this work to all of the candidates elected to the Assembly. What are their political career and vocational ? What are their commitments, past and present ? Have they already had one or more warrants ?

where the press, especially the local media, has often provided the answers on the precise profiles, our work has aimed to extend to the whole of the Chamber to make them accessible to the greatest number, but also in order to obtain an overall picture of the new elected officials.

to date, the only national reference public on the new elected officials is located in the files of the ministry of the interior, which gives some information about all of the candidates in the parliamentary elections (age, sex, professional category, political movement, etc.). Insufficient to enter into the details of profiles. We have added more accurate data on their curriculum vitae : educational background, professional activities, experiences, policies (mandates, nominations in past elections, commitments, activists…), ” business “, etc.


  • cross-check public sources

Our work has not used or document hacked or spring informal : we have cross-checked our information on the basis of publicly-available sources online. This is first of the presentations that the candidates themselves in their campaign materials and on their websites personal. But also there are many articles in the local press, of the public records of the companies, the national directory of elected officials, the website of the national Assembly, or declarations of interests from the High Authority for transparency in public life (HATVP) in respect of the outgoing mps. What, in some cases, manipulation of the self-portraits drawn by the candidates.

any citizen wishing to learn about a member of parliament would have been able to have access to the same information. The scope of research has, however, mobilized more than a dozen journalists to be able to publish this survey in less than a week after the second round, as evidenced by the list of signatories of the different articles.


  • fine-Tune some of the profiles

Thanks to the previous investigation on the candidates of The Republic in march, we already had extensive data on the members of what is now the presidential majority. The profiles of the outgoing re-elected or those who already had elected previously (mayors, regional councillors, etc.) have also been rather easy to reconstruct. In this regard, The Republicans we have facilitated the work, since all of their members already have a political experience. On the other hand, the true novices, in particular those of France, insubordinate, or of the Front national, have given us most trouble, especially those who were less present on the Internet or who received media coverage reduced.

This database is not frozen in marble. The presence of numerous public information about elected officials that are installed in the political life for years or, conversely, the lack of information on new entrants, we have not been able to provide information in the same proportions for all. The activity of the new faces of the Assembly, and their next statements of interest from the High Authority for transparency in public life, in particular, we will complement this table.

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