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Parliament of France

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NameParliament of France
Native NameParlement français
Coa PicPalais_Luxembourg_Sunset.JPG
Coa Res300px
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Session RoomVersailles Palace.jpg
House TypeBicameral
HousesFrench Senate
French National Assembly
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Gérard Larcher
Election11 October 2008
Leader2 TypePresident of the National Assembly
Leader2Bernard Accoyer
Election226 June 2007
343 Senators
577 Deputies
House2National Assembly
Structure1 Res250px
Structure2 Res250px
Political Groups1  Union for a Popular Movement
  Centrist union
  Communist, Republican and Citizen and senators of the Left party
  European Democratic and Social Rally
  Non-Attached Members
Political Groups2  Union for a Popular Movement
  Socialist, Radical, and Citizen
  Democratic and Republican Left
  New Centre
  Non-Attached Members
Voting System1Indirect election
Voting System2Two-round system
Last Election1September 21, 2008
Last Election2June 10 & 17, 2007
Meeting PlaceChâteau de Versailles

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:This article is about the post-Revolutionary and present-day institution. For the Ancien Régime institution, see Parlement.

The French Parliament ( ) is the bicameral legislature of the French Republic, consisting of the Senate (Sénat) and the National Assembly (Assemblée nationale). Each assembly conducts legislative sessions at a separate location in Paris: the Palais du Luxembourg for the Senate, the Palais Bourbon for the National Assembly.

Each house has its own regulations and rules of procedure. However, they may occasionally meet as a single house, the French Congress (Congrès du Parlement français), convened at the Château de Versailles, to revise and amend the Constitution of France.

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