Parties in comparison
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.
République en marcheThe Republic on the Move!
République en marche (La République en marche–Mouvement démocrate) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 244 MPs. The party is against too much regulation of markets, advocates liberal lifestyles, and wants more free world trade.
La République en marche was founded in 2016 by Emmanuel Macron and aims to overcome the division of the French political landscape into right and left
Current polls show République en marche at 25.0. That's a loss of -13.6 compared to the last election.
|Name||La République en marche–Mouvement démocrate|
|Translation||The Republic on the Move!|
|Political orientation||Liberal politics|
|Government||Part of the government|
|Current poll value||25.0 (-13.6 since last election )|
|Seats in parliament||244 / 577|
NUPESNew People's Ecologist and Social Union
NUPES (Nouvelle Union Populaire écologiste et sociale) is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 131 MPs.
In the current election trend, NUPES comes in at 24.5%, losing -7.1 compared to the last election.
|Name||Nouvelle Union Populaire écologiste et sociale|
|Translation||New People's Ecologist and Social Union|
|Current poll value||24.5 (-7.1 since last election )|
|Seats in parliament||131 / 577|
Rassemblement nationalNational Rally
Rassemblement national is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 89 seats. The party advocates strict immigration policy, wants a strong nation-state, and advocates consistent crime fighting.
In 2018, Marie Le Pen's party renamed itself from Front National to Rassemblement national.
In current polls, Rassemblement national comes in at 20.0%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +2.7.
|Current poll value||20.0 (+2.7 since last election )|
|Seats in parliament||89 / 577|
|Group in the EU Parliament||ID|
Les RépublicainsThe Republicans
Les Républicains is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 61 MPs. The party wants tax cuts, is against too much regulation of markets, and advocates strict immigration policy.
For several decades, the Republicans, together with the Socialists, constituted one of the two major French political camps. This traditional spectrum has been replaced by La République en marche since the 2017 elections.
Compared to the last election, Les Républicains scores an increase of +3.5 and comes in at 10.5%.
|Current poll value||10.5 (+3.5 since last election )|
|Seats in parliament||61 / 577|
|Group in the EU Parliament||EPP|
Divers gaucheDivers gauche
Divers gauche is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 22 MPs.
|Seats in parliament||22 / 577|
Divers droiteDivers droite
Divers droite is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 10 MPs.
|Seats in parliament||10 / 577|
Regionalists is a regional interest party that is currently represented in the parliament with 10 MPs.
|Political orientation||Regional interests|
|Seats in parliament||10 / 577|
UDIUnion of Democrats and Independents
UDI (Union des démocrates et indépendants) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 3 seats.
|Name||Union des démocrates et indépendants|
|Translation||Union of Democrats and Independents|
|Seats in parliament||3 / 577|
|Group in the EU Parliament||RE|