French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed a radical overhaul of the country’s government.
Speaking at the historic Palace of Versailles, he said he planned to cut the number of lawmakers by a third.
Doing so would produce a more efficient government and put France on a “radically new path”, said Mr Macron.
The French president says he has a broad mandate after sweeping wins in presidential and parliamentary elections this year.
If his proposed changes were not passed by parliament within a year, he said he would take the decision to a referendum.
The proposed cuts would reduce the number of National Assembly members from 577 to 385, and the numbers of Senate members from 348 to 232.