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Encyclopedia > Union for a Popular Movement
Union pour un Mouvement Populaire
Leader Jean-Claude Gaudin (acting)
Founded November 17, 2002
Headquarters 55, rue La Boétie
75384 Paris Cedex 08
Political Ideology Conservatism, Christian Democracy, Liberalism
European Affiliation European People's Party
International Affiliation Christian Democratic International, International Democrat Union
Colours Blue, Red
2007 Presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy
National Assembly 313 (2007)
Senate 155 (group 2004)
EU Parliament 17
Website www.u-m-p.org
See also Constitution of France

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The Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, UMP), is the main French centre-right political party. The centre-right is a political term commonly used to describe or denote political parties or organizations (such as think tanks) that stretch from the centre to the right on the left-right spectrum, excluding far right stances. ... Political parties Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A political party is a political organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ...


The party has an absolute majority in the National Assembly and the Senate. The UMP is a member of the European People's Party (EPP), of the Christian Democrat International (CDI) and of the International Democrat Union (IDU). Absolute majority is a supermajoritarian voting requirement which is stricter than a simple majority. ... The Palais Bourbon, front The French National Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale) is one of the two houses of the bicameral Parliament of France under the Fifth Republic. ... The Senate amphitheater in the Luxembourg Palace The Senate (in French :le Sénat) is the upper house of the Parliament of France. ... The European Peoples Party (EPP) is the largest European political party. ... The Christian Democrat and Peoples Parties International (IDC-CDI) is the global political international dedicated to the promotion of christian democracy. ... The International Democrat Union (IDU) is an international grouping of conservative, neoconservative and Christian democratic political parties. ...

Contents

History

Since the 1980s, the political groups of the parliamentary right joined forces around the values of economic liberalism and the building of Europe. Their rivalries had contributed to their 1981 and 1988 electoral defeats. Some politicians advocated the formation of a confederation, a party. This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... French legislative election took place on June 14 and 21, 1981 to elect the 7th National Assembly of the Fifth Republic. ... French legislative election took place on June 5 and 12, 1988 to elect the 9th National Assembly of the Fifth Republic. ...


Before the 2002 presidential campaign, the supporters of President Chirac who were divided in three right-wing parliamentary parties, founded an association, named Union on the Move (Union en mouvement)[1]. After Chirac's re-election, in order to prepare the legislative election, the Union for the Presidential Majority (Union pour la majorité présidentielle) was created. It was re-named Union for a Popular Movement some months later[2]. The 2002 French presidential election consisted of a first round election on 21 April 2002, and a runoff election between the top two candidates (Jacques Chirac and Jean-Marie Le Pen) on 5 May 2002. ... Jacques (René) Chirac (born 29 November French politician. ... These are the results of the French legislative election of 2002 Category: ...


UMP was founded from the merger of the Gaullist-conservative Rally for the Republic (Rassemblement pour la République, RPR), the conservative-liberal Liberal Democracy (Démocratie Libérale, DL), and a sizeable portion of the centrist Union for French Democracy (Union pour la Démocratie Française, UDF), more precisely many Christian Democrats (such as Philippe Douste-Blazy and Jacques Barrot), the social-liberal Radical Party and the centrist Popular Party for French Democracy (both associate parties to UDF until 2002). The Rally for the Republic, also known by its French acronym RPR (Rassemblement pour la République), was a French political party. ... Liberal Democracy (Démocratie Libérale, DL) was a French political party that advocated laissez-faire economics and whose leader was Alain Madelin. ... The Union for French Democracy, also known by its French acronym UDF (Union pour la Démocratie Française), is a French centrist political party. ... Philippe Douste-Blazy at the United Nations summit on September 16, 2005 Philippe Douste-Blazy (b. ... Jacques Barrot Jacques Barrot (born 3 February 1937 in Yssingeaux, Haute-Loire) is a French politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Transport. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Popular Party for French Democracy (Parti populaire pour la démocratie française, PPDF) was a centrist-liberal party in France. ...


The party was thus born out of the meeting of four major French political traditions: Gaullism, Liberalism (Republicanism), Christian Democracy (Popularism) and Radicalism. Charles de Gaulle, in his generals uniform Gaullism (French: Gaullisme) is a French political ideology based on the thought and action of Charles de Gaulle. ... Liberalism is an ideology, philosophical view, and political tradition which holds that liberty is the primary political value. ... Christian democracy is a diverse political ideology and movement. ... The term Radical (latin radix meaning root) was used from the late 18th century for proponents of the Radical Movement and has since been used as a label in political science for those favouring or trying to produce thoroughgoing political reforms which can include changes to the social order to...


As indicated by its initial name, the UMP generally supported the policies of President Jacques Chirac. However, in 2004, the party showed increasing signs of independence. The unpopularity with the electorate of Jacques Chirac and Jean-Pierre Raffarin's government led most members of the UMP to support Nicolas Sarkozy, a rival of Chirac. The party also publicly disapproved of Turkey's proposed membership in the European Union, which Chirac had previously endorsed several times publicly. Jacques René Chirac (born 29 November 1932) is a French politician. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jean-Pierre Raffarin Jean-Pierre Raffarin   listen? (born August 3, 1948) is a French conservative politician. ... Nicolas Sarkozy   (born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa on 28 January 1955 in Paris, France) is the President-Elect of France after defeating Socialist Party leader Ségolène Royal during the 2007 election. ...

UMP's posters near Lyon, France

The first president of the UMP, Alain Juppé, a close associate of Jacques Chirac, resigned on 15 July 2004 after being convicted of political corruption in January of the same year. On 29 November 2004, Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he would officially take over the presidency of the UMP and resign his position as finance minister, ending months of speculation. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 2413 KB) Affiches de lUnion pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP) à Collonges au mont dOr (Rhône), France 29/11/2006 Photo Arnaud-Victor Monteux UMPs (French Conservative Party) posters in Collonges au Mont DOr, France 11... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 2413 KB) Affiches de lUnion pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP) à Collonges au mont dOr (Rhône), France 29/11/2006 Photo Arnaud-Victor Monteux UMPs (French Conservative Party) posters in Collonges au Mont DOr, France 11... City flag City coat of arms Motto: (Franco-Provençal: Forward, forward, Lyon the best) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Rhône-Alpes Department Rhône (69) Subdivisions 9 arrondissements Intercommunality Urban Community of Lyon Mayor Gérard Collomb  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land... Alain Marie Juppé (born 15 August 1945) is Frances Minister of State, Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development ; among other positions, he was Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997. ... Jacques René Chirac (born 29 November 1932) is a French politician. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map of the Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. Blue colors indicate little corruption, red colors indicate much corruption In broad terms, political corruption is the misuse by government officials of their governmental powers for illegitimate... November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nicolas Sarkozy   (born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa on 28 January 1955 in Paris, France) is the President-Elect of France after defeating Socialist Party leader Ségolène Royal during the 2007 election. ... The new ministry building in Bercy, Paris The Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry (Ministre de lEconomie, des Finances et de lIndustrie), or Minister of Finances for short, is one of the most prominent positions in the cabinet of France after the Prime Minister. ...


In the 2004 French regional elections the UMP suffered a heavy blow, securing only 2 out of 22 regions in Metropolitan France and half of the departments. This led to the fall of the Jean-Pierre Raffarin government (2001-04), and to the formation of a new cabinet, presided by another UMP politician, Dominique de Villepin. Regional elections were held in France on March 21 and March 28, 2004. ... Jean-Pierre Raffarin Jean-Pierre Raffarin   listen? (born August 3, 1948) is a French conservative politician. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


On April 22, 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy won the plurality of votes in the first round of the 2007 presidential election. In the second round, he faced Socialist Candidate Ségolène Royal. On May 6, 2007 he won the Presidential election, garnering 53.06% of the vote. As a consequence, he resigned from the presidency of the UMP on May 14, 2007, two days before becoming President of the French Republic. is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Nicolas Sarkozy   (born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa on 28 January 1955 in Paris, France) is the President-Elect of France after defeating Socialist Party leader Ségolène Royal during the 2007 election. ... The 2007 French presidential election, the ninth of the Fifth French Republic was held to elect the successor to Jacques Chirac as president of France for a five-year term. ... Marie-Ségolène Royal (born 22 September 1953 in Dakar, Senegal), known as  , (IPA: ) is a French politician. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On June 17, 2007, in the legislative elections, UMP again gained a majority in the National Assembly, but less than expected following opinion polls. is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The French legislative election will take place on 10 June and 17 June 2007 to elect the 13th National Assembly of the Fifth Republic, a few weeks after the French presidential election run-off on 6 May. ...


Factions

  • Social-Gaullistes (leftish Gaullistes, social-democrats): François Fillon, Roselyne Bachelot, Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Hamlaoui Mekachera, Philippe Dechartre, Jean Matteoli, Bernard Reygrobellet, Yves Guéna, Alain Terrenoire, Jean Peyrelevade
  • Social Democrats (social-democrats): Eric Besson, Patrick Rajoelina

This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... Liberal conservatism is a variant of conservatism that combines the classical conservative concern for established tradition, respect for authority and (sometimes) religious values with liberal ideas, especially on economic issues (see economic liberalism, which advocates free market capitalism). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nicolas Sarkozy   (born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa on 28 January 1955 in Paris, France) is the President-Elect of France after defeating Socialist Party leader Ségolène Royal during the 2007 election. ... Jean-Claude Gaudin was born October 8 1939 in Mazargues, in southern Marseille. ... Jean-Pierre Raffarin Jean-Pierre Raffarin   listen? (born August 3, 1948) is a French conservative politician. ... Valéry Marie René Giscard dEstaing (born 2 February 1926) is a French center-right politician who was President of the French Republic from 1974 until 1981. ... Edouard Balladur, French statesman Édouard Balladur (born May 2, 1929) is a French politician. ... Dominique Bussereau is currently the Minister of Agriculture in France. ... Michael Barnier with Lionel Jospin (at left) on July 25, 2000 (service photographique du Premier Ministre) Michel Barnier (born January 9, 1951) is a conservative French politician, since 31 March 2004 the Foreign Minister of France in the government of Jean-Pierre Raffarin. ... Dominique Perben Dominique Perben was born in Lyon on 11 August 1945 and has been French Minister of Transportation since 2005. ... Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres is Frances Minister of Culture since 2003. ... Charles Millon, born on november 13th, 1945 in Belley, Ain, is a french politician. ... Alain Lamassoure (born 10 February 1944 in Pau) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the south-west of France. ... Brice Hortefeux (born 11 May 1958 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for central France. ... François Baroin (born June 21, 1965) is a French politician. ... Rachida Dati (Arabic رشيدة داتي raÅ¡Ä«da dātÄ«, born November 27, 1965 in Saint-Rémy) is a French politician of Moroccan and Algerian descent. ... Joseph Daul (born 13 April 1947 in Strasbourg) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the East of France. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Margie Sudre (born 17 October 1943 in Vinh, Vietnam) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for Frances outre mer. She is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, which is part of the European Peoples Party, and sits on the European Parliament... Marie-Hélène Descamps is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for Central France. ... The Reformers (Les Réformateurs) is a libertarian and liberal faction within the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). ... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Hervé Novelli (b. ... Alain Madelin in 2005 Alain Madelin (born March 26, 1946) is a French politician and a former minister of that country. ... PATRICK DEVEDJIAN, a French politician, was born on 26 August 1944 in Fontainebleau in an Armenian family. ... Pierre Lellouche (May 3, 1951, Tunis, Tunisia) is a French conservative politician, member of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party. ... Luc Marie Chatel was born on August 15 1964 in Bethesda. ... Democratic and Popular (Démocrate et populaire) is a Christian-democratic and centrist faction within the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). ... Christian democracy is a diverse political ideology and movement. ... In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ... Philippe Douste-Blazy at the United Nations summit on September 16, 2005 Philippe Douste-Blazy (b. ... Pierre Méhaignerie (born on may the 4th, 1939, in Balazé, Ille-et-Villaine, is a french politician. ... Hervé de Charette (born July 30, 1938) is a conservative French politician who served as the Minister of Housing in the government of Édouard Balladur from 1993 to 1995 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs in that of Alain Juppé from 1995 to 1997. ... Adrien Zeller, 6e forum du financement de linnovation et de la compétivité, Strasbourg, 14 December 2006. ... Jacques Barrot Jacques Barrot (born 3 February 1937 in Yssingeaux, Haute-Loire) is a French politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Transport. ... Nicole Fontaine (born 16 January 1942) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the ÃŽle-de-France. ... Pierre-André Wiltzer (b. ... Charles de Gaulle, in his generals uniform Gaullism (French: Gaullisme) is a French political ideology based on the thought and action of Charles de Gaulle. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jacques René Chirac (born 29 November 1932) is a French politician. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Alain Marie Juppé (born 15 August 1945) is Frances Minister of State, Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development ; among other positions, he was Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997. ... Jean-Louis Debré, President of Constitutional Council of France Jean-Louis Debré (born September 30, 1944 in Toulouse) is a conservative French politician. ... Michèle Alliot-Marie Michèle Jeanne Honorine Alliot-Marie (born 10 September 1946) is the French minister of interior, and the first woman to lead a major French political party. ... Patrick Ollier (born 17 December 1944 in Périgueux, Dordogne) is a French MP, for the UMP party, the president of the National Assembly and the Mayor of Rueil-Malmaison. ... François Baroin (born June 21, 1965) is a French politician. ... Jean Tiberi (January 30, 1935) is a French politician who was mayor of Paris from May 22, 1995 to March 18, 2003. ... Xavier Bertrand (born March 21, 1965 in Châlons-sur-Marne, Marne) is a French politician. ... Xavier Darcos Xavier Darcos (born 14 July 1947) is a French civil servant and politician, agrégé professor in literature, and general inspector of the French Éducation nationale. ... Valérie Pécresse in Cité des Sciences et de lIndustrie, in Paris on museum open night on May 18, 2007. ... Christine Albanel (born 24 June 1955 in Toulouse) is a French civil servant. ... Éric WÅ“rth (born 29 January 1956 in Creil) is a French politician. ... Roger Karoutchi is the Secretary of State for Parliamentary Relations in the French government of François Fillon. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... François Fillon (IPA: ; born March 4, 1954 in Le Mans, Sarthe) is the Prime Minister of France (since May 17, 2007). ... Roselyne Bachelot Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, generally known as Roselyne Bachelot (born 24 December 1946 in Nevers) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the west of France. ... Jean-Jacques Aillagon (born October 2, 1946, Metz) is a French politician, a close confident to Jacques Chirac and member of the RPR - Rally for the Republic political party. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Social liberalism is either a synonym for new liberalism or a label used by progressive liberal parties in order to differentiate themselves from the more conservative liberal parties, especially when there are two or more liberal parties in a country. ... François Loos François Loos (born on 24 December 1953) was appointed Minister Delegate for Industry on 2 June 2005, following a term as Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade (June 2002 to May 2005). ... Jean-Louis Borloo Jean-Louis Borloo (born 7 April 1951 in Paris) is a French politician, and currently the French Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development and Planning. ... Renaud Dutreil is currently the Minister for Small Businesses and Enterprise in France. ... Serge Lepeltier (born October 12, 1953) is a French politician. ... The Free Right (La Droite libre) is a faction within the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). ... Souverainism (from the French word ‘’souverainisme’’, i. ... François dAubert giving a speech as minister of research François d’Aubert (born October 31, 1943 in Boulogne-sur-Seine) is a French politician. ... The Forum of Social Republicans (Forum des républicains sociaux, FRS) is a conservative christian-democratic party in France. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Christine Boutin (born in Levroux, Indre, France on February 6, 1944) is a French politician. ... Arise the Republic (Debout la République, DLR) is a faction within the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (born Nicolas Dupont, March 7, 1961 in Paris) is a French eurosceptic politician. ... The National Center of Independents and Peasants (Centre National des Indépendants et Paysans) is a political party in France. ... Christian Vanneste Christian Vanneste (born July 14, 1947 in Tourcoing), is a French politician. ... The Rally for France and European Independence (Rassemblement pour la France et lIndépendance de lEurope) is a political party in France of the right. ... Charles Pasqua (born April 18, French businessman and politician. ... Blue Ecologie (Écologie bleue) is an ecologist faction within the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (b. ... Éric Besson (born 2 April 1958 in Marrakech) is a French politician, presently with the title of “State Secretary for Prospectives and Evaluation of Public Policies” [1] in the government of François Fillon. ...

Associate parties

The Radical Party (whose members are divided between UMP and UDF [3]), the Forum of Social Republicans, Arise the Republic, the National Centre of Independents, the Rally for France and Blue Ecologie are associate parties to UMP. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Forum of Social Republicans (Forum des républicains sociaux, FRS) is a conservative christian-democratic party in France. ... Arise the Republic (Debout la République, DLR) is a faction within the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). ... The National Center of Independents and Peasants (Centre National des Indépendants et Paysans) is a political party in France. ... The Rally for France and European Independence (Rassemblement pour la France et lIndépendance de lEurope) is a political party in France of the right. ... Blue Ecologie (Écologie bleue) is an ecologist faction within the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). ...


Major officeholders

Nicolas Sarkozy   (born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa on 28 January 1955 in Paris, France) is the President-Elect of France after defeating Socialist Party leader Ségolène Royal during the 2007 election. ... Symbol of the French government The President of the French Republic (French: ) colloquially referred to as President of France, is Frances elected Head of State. ... François Fillon (IPA: ; born March 4, 1954 in Le Mans, Sarthe) is the Prime Minister of France (since May 17, 2007). ... The Prime Minister of France (Premier ministre de la France) is the functional head of the Cabinet of France. ... Patrick Ollier (born 17 December 1944 in Périgueux, Dordogne) is a French MP, for the UMP party, the president of the National Assembly and the Mayor of Rueil-Malmaison. ... This page lists Presidents of the Lower Chamber (or only chamber, as the case may be) of the French parliament. ... Christian Poncelet (b. ... The Senate (French: ) is the upper house of the Parliament of France. ... Jean-Louis Debré, President of Constitutional Council of France Jean-Louis Debré (born September 30, 1944 in Toulouse) is a conservative French politician. ... A republican guard giving directions to visitors at the front entrance of the Constitutional Council The Constitutional Council (Conseil Constitutionnel) was established by the Constitution of the Fifth Republic on 4 October 1958. ...

Leadership

Nicolas Sarkozy
Nicolas Sarkozy

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Presidents

Alain Marie Juppé (born 15 August 1945) is Frances Minister of State, Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development ; among other positions, he was Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997. ... Nicolas Sarkozy   (born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa on 28 January 1955 in Paris, France) is the President-Elect of France after defeating Socialist Party leader Ségolène Royal during the 2007 election. ...

Vice-Presidents

  • Jean-Claude Gaudin (2002−...)

Jean-Claude Gaudin was born October 8 1939 in Mazargues, in southern Marseille. ...

General Secretaries

  • Philippe Douste-Blazy (2002−2004)
  • Pierre Méhaignerie (2004−...)

Philippe Douste-Blazy at the United Nations summit on September 16, 2005 Philippe Douste-Blazy (b. ... Pierre Méhaignerie (born on may the 4th, 1939, in Balazé, Ille-et-Villaine, is a french politician. ...

References

  1. ^ France politique - chronologie UMP
  2. ^ France politique - chronologie UMP
  3. ^ France politique - chronologie Parti Radical

See also

The Politics of France take place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of France is head of state and the Prime Minister of France head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... Political parties in France lists political parties in France. ...

External links

  • (French) UMP official website


French political Parties

Far-right parties: National (FN)National Republican Movement (MNR)
Conservative parties: Union for a Popular Movement (UMP)New Centre (PSLE)Forum of Social Republicans (FRS)Rally for France (RPF)
National Centre of Independents and Peasants (CNIP)Movement for France (MPF)
Centrist parties: Radical Party (Rad) – Democratic Movement (MoDem)Union for French Democracy (UDF)Liberal Alternative (AL)
Green parties: CAP 21The Greens (Verts)Ecology Generation (GE)Independent Ecological Movement (MEI)
Leftish parties: Socialist Party (PS)Left Radical Party (PRG)Citizen and Republican Movement (MRC)
Far-left parties: French Communist Party (PCF)Revolutionary Communist League (LCR)Workers' Struggle (LO)Workers' Party (PT)
Miscellaneous: Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition (CPNT)
See Also: List of political parties in France

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