Does France have a ‘speaker’ in its parliament?

ohn Bercow, who recently stepped down and Richard Ferrand (right)

John Bercow, who recently stepped down, made the role of Speaker of the House of Commons famous even in France thanks to his memorable interventions during Brexit legislation debates and booming cries of “Ordeeeer, ordeeer”. Does the French parliament have an equivalent? [Editor’s note: the speaker is now Sir Lindsay Hoyle] J.P.

Yes, but the role is not the same in France.

The French equivalent of the House of Commons, l’Assemblée Nationale, is led during debates by its president, who is currently Richard Ferrand, one of the MPs of the ruling LREM party of President Macron.

The president of the National Assembly is deemed to be the fourth ...

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