France: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Renaissance

Rebirth
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Government

Renaissance is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 244 MPs.

Renaissance emphasizes the values of democracy, social justice, and European integration. They advocate for open societies and economic strength.

NUPES

New People's Ecologist and Social Union
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

NUPES (Nouvelle Union Populaire écologiste et sociale) is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 131 MPs.

NUPES emphasizes the values of economic growth, social justice, and the promotion of entrepreneurship. They advocate for economic strength and social equality.

Rassemblement national

National Rally
Right-wing
ID
EU Parliament
Opposition

Rassemblement national is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 89 seats.

Rassemblement National upholds conservative and nationalist values. The party advocates for strict immigration policies and the protection of French culture.

Les Républicains

The Republicans
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Opposition

Les Républicains is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 61 MPs.

Les Républicains represent conservative values and advocate for the strengthening of the family, the economy, and national identity.

Divers gauche

Divers gauche
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Divers gauche is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 22 MPs.

Divers droite

Divers droite
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Divers droite is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 10 MPs.

Regionalists

Regionalists
Regional interests
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Regionalists is a regional interest party that is currently represented in the parliament with 10 MPs.

UDI

Union of Democrats and Independents
Centre-right
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

UDI (Union des démocrates et indépendants) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 3 seats.

Animaliste

Animalist Party
Animal Protection
LEFT
EU Parliament
No seats

Animaliste (Parti Animaliste) is a animal rights party from France.

Debout la France

France Arise
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
No seats

Debout la France is a right-wing party from France.

The party emphasizes the importance of France's national identity and culture. It advocates for a restrictive immigration policy and the protection of French values.

EAC

Ecology at the Centre
Center
G/EFA
EU Parliament
No seats

EAC (Écologie au centre) is a text.party-info-orientation-center from France.

La France insoumise

Unsubmissive France
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
No seats

La France insoumise is a left party from France.

The party upholds left-wing values and advocates for social justice, wealth redistribution, and a stronger role of the state in the economy.

La République en marche

The Republic on the Move!
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
No seats

La République en marche is a liberal party from France.

Les Patriotes

The Partiotes
Right-wing
NI
EU Parliament
No seats

Les Patriotes is a right-wing party from France.

Les Verts

Europe Ecology – The Greens
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
No seats

Les Verts (Europe Écologie Les Verts) is a green party from France.

The Greens represent environmental protection, sustainability, and social justice. They advocate for ecological responsibility and the fight against climate change.

Lutte Ouvrière

Workers' struggle
Far left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Lutte Ouvrière is a far-left party from France.

The party espouses socialist and communist values, including the abolition of capitalism and the establishment of a classless society.

Parti communiste français

French Communist Party
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
No seats

Parti communiste français is a left party from France.

The party espouses socialist and communist values, including workers' equality, the abolition of capitalism, and the empowerment of trade unions.

Parti radical de gauche

Radical Left Party
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Parti radical de gauche is a liberal party from France.

Parti socialiste

Socialist Party
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
No seats

Parti socialiste is a center-left party from France.

The Parti socialiste upholds socialist values and advocates for social justice, solidarity, and workers' rights. They support government intervention in the economy.

Reconquête

Reconquest
Far right
NI
EU Parliament
No seats

Reconquête is a far-right party from France.

The party emphasizes the importance of national sovereignty, cultural heritage, and immigration control. They advocate for the protection of the French identity.

Résistons!

Resist!
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Résistons! is a center-right party from France.

Union populaire républicaine

Union populaire républicaine
Transversal
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Union populaire républicaine is a party of undefinable orientation from France.