• The official website of the President - the French President is France's elected head of state. He has a certain degree of executive power. This website provides his biography information, but also his speeches, symbols of the republic and government institutions
  • The Prime Minister's website; French government portal - the Prime MInister has more executive power than the President. He is appointed by the President, with the confidence of the National Assembly. He must always be from the majority party in the National Assembly. The website is managed by the Service d’Information du Gouvernement (Government Information Service/SIG).
  • The National Assembly - it is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of France. It exists out of 577 deputies, which are all elected by a single-member constituency.
  • Senate (in French) - it is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of France. It has less influence than the directly elected National Assembly. The Senators (346 as of the year 2010) are elected indirectly by local elected officials.
  • Constitutional Council - after the two houses of the Parliament have passed new statutes, the Constitutional Council checks the constitutionality of the statutes.


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