Policy. The newly elected members enter the National Assembly, while the re-elected outgoing deputies return to their seats in the hemisphere. More than one in two voters shunned the ballot box during the second round of parliamentary elections, marked by still rising abstentions. By gaining only a small relative majority of the seats in the Palais Bourbon, the macronia is faced with a disaster scenario, forced to constantly seek alliances during the legislature that begins.
Education. For the Terminales, the big oral takes place between Monday and July 1. The results of the baccalaureate will be published on 5 July. Since the reform in 2019, the baccalaureate grade is 40% based on continuous assessment and 60% on final exams (French premiere, philosophy, special exams and the major oral in Terminale). The grades of the tests held in June (philosophy and good oral) will not be taken into account in the higher education access platform Parcoursup, which has been answering the wishes of candidates since the beginning of June. But they are in the middle of the baccalaureate, necessary sesame for those who want to study further. The baccalaureate graduation rate has been over 80% since 2012. Last year, almost 94% of the candidates passed the exam.
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International. The European summit on 23-24 June will have to decide unanimously whether or not Ukraine should be granted candidate country status for the European Union, the first stage in a negotiation process that could take years. It will be necessary to overcome the reluctance of certain member states as the Ukrainian army struggles with Russian firepower in the eastern region of Donbass. At the next G7 summit in Bavaria from June 26 to 28, Volodymyr Zelensky will leave his country for the first time since the start of the Russian invasion in late February.
Company. Wednesday marks the start of the 2022 Summer Sale, through Tuesday, July 19. The opportunity to do good business with the approach of summer vacation. On Saturday, the Pride March returns to Paris in its festive form, after a 2020 edition canceled due to Covid and a 2021 edition without floats and music. The procession starts in the 12th arrondissement of the capital, at the Michel Bizot metro station, along Avenue Daumesnil towards Bastille, to Place de la République.
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Media. The funeral of Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, a BFMTV journalist murdered in Ukraine, will take place on Tuesday at Père Lachaise cemetery. At age 32, this tall, dark-haired, soft-featured man, described by those close to him as “queer, vegan, anti-speciesist, anti-capitalist”, had spent six years working for the news station and was on his second mission. there in Ukraine, as a journalist-reporter for photos (JRI).
To process. Forgotten drawings of the events surrounding the Vel’ d’Hiv raid by Cabu, dating from 1967, will be republished on Thursday. Then a 29-year-old press cartoonist, the cartoonist was asked by Nouveau Candide magazine to illustrate the good pages of an event book, The great raid by Vel d’Hiv, July 16, 1942, written by two resistance fighters, Claude Lévy and Paul Tillard.
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Hobbies. The music festival, the event created by Jack Lang, will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Tuesday. The concept of this institution is simple: the music should come from conservatories and concert halls and be played by everyone on June 21, 1982, the day of the summer solstice. “People were told ‘go ahead, go outside, make the music in the street your own’, but we were afraid they would stay in their homes. But it worked,” recalls Agence France-Presse, who was appointed Minister of Culture in 1981 by François Mitterrand. This initiative, created in France, is celebrated in more than a hundred countries, but without reaching the same magnitude as in France, where it is the result of political will.
Rugby. Castres won the first ticket to the Top 14 rugby final by dominating Stade Toulousain, defending champions (24-18) on Friday at the Allianz Riviera in Nice. In the second semi-final, Montpellier will face Union Bordeaux-Bègles on Saturday (9:05 PM) at the same location. The final is scheduled for Friday, June 24 at the Stade de France.