France: Political parties at a glance

Comprehensible info on all major parties in the country

Parties in the parliament

Divers droite

Name Divers droite
Political orientation Right-wing
Latest electoral trend 1.1% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: Divers droite

Divers gauche

Name Divers gauche
Political orientation Left-wing
Latest electoral trend 2.1% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: Divers gauche

Les Républicains

Valérie Pécresse is running for the party Les Républicains (The Republicans), which embodies the French bourgeois right. For several decades, the Republicans, together with the Socialists, constituted one of the two major French political camps. However, this traditional spectrum was replaced by La République en marche in the last elections. Valérie Précesse is regional president of the Ile de France region, a politically important Parisian region, and gained experience in government under former President Nicolas Sarkozy. She is the first woman to run for the conservative Republicans and is campaigning for greater security.
Name Les Républicains
Translation The Republicans
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Political orientation Centre-right
Latest electoral trend 7% - Declining trend
All information at a glance: Les Républicains

NUPES

Name Nouvelle Union Populaire écologiste et sociale
Translation New People's Ecologist and Social Union
Political orientation Left-wing
Latest electoral trend 31.6% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: NUPES

Rassemblement national

Marine Le Pen of the Rassemblement national (RN), the former Front National, is considered a promising candidate for the runoff. Le Pen has repeatedly been in second place in the polls. The daughter of the radical former party leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, she has recently shown herself to be more moderate and has thus risen in the voters' favor. Marine Le Pen is a declared opponent of a multicultural society and sees it as having a damaging effect on the French economy.
Name Rassemblement national
Translation National Rally
Group in the EU Parliament ID
Political orientation Right-wing
Latest electoral trend 17.3% - Declining trend
All information at a glance: Rassemblement national

Regionalists

Name Regionalists
Translation Regionalists
Political orientation Regional interests
Latest electoral trend 1.3% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: Regionalists

République en marche

La République en marche (LREM) is a party founded in 2016 by incumbent Emmanuel Macron and translates as "The Republic on the Move!". Its positions include liberality as well as European integration. Among other things, it advocates equality between men and women in the workplace and calls for extensive privatization for the public sector. One of Macron's goals is to overcome the division of the French political landscape into right and left. He describes his party's orientation as "progressivism."
Name La République en marche–Mouvement démocrate
Translation The Republic on the Move!
Political orientation Liberal politics
Latest electoral trend 38.6% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: République en marche

UDI

Name Union des démocrates et indépendants
Translation Union of Democrats and Independents
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Political orientation Centre-right
Latest electoral trend 4.6% - Rising trend
All information at a glance: UDI

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