En Marche!

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La République En Marche!
Founder Emmanuel Macron
President Catherine Barbaroux (Acting)
General Secretary Richard Ferrand
President in the National Assembly Richard Ferrand
Founded 6 April 2016; 2 years ago (2016-04-06)
Headquarters 99, rue de l'Abbé-Groult
75015 Paris
Youth wing Les Jeunes avec Macron
LGBT wing LGBT En Marche!
Membership Increase 360,057 claimed adherents[1]
Ideology Liberalism[2]
Social liberalism[2]
Third Way[3]
Pro-Europeanism[4]
Big tent[5]
Political position Centre
Website
en-marche.fr
Political parties

En Marche! (French: [ɑ̃ maʁʃ]; English translation: "Forward!",[6][7] "Onward!",[8] "Working!" or "On The Move!"[9]) is a centrist and liberal[2] political party in France. It was founded on 6 April 2016 by Emmanuel Macron, a former Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, who was later elected President of France in the 2017 presidential election by a landslide 66.1% of the second-round vote.[8]

The party ran candidates in the 2017 legislative elections as La République En Marche![10] (English translation: "The Republic Onwards!"[11]), including members of the Democratic Movement, as well as dissidents from the Socialist Party, The Republicans and minor parties. It won an absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly, securing 308 under its label and 42 for the MoDem.

Macron thinks En Marche! to be a progressive movement, uniting both the left and the right.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "La carte En Marche !". En Marche. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Nordsieck, Wolfram. "Parties and Elections in Europe". www.parties-and-elections.eu. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  3. "Third-way à la française: What do Macron's reforms involve and how likely are they to succeed?". LSE. 
  4. "Emmanuel Macron a Berlin pour se donner une stature européenne". Le Monde. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  5. Bamberger, Clara (9 June 2017). "Les Inrocks - Législatives : "Le parti d'Emmanuel Macron a un caractère attrape-tout"". Les Inrocks. 
  6. Callus, Andrew; Jarry, Emmanuel (16 November 2016). "Macron Launches French Presidential Bid as Polls Show Tight Race". Reuters. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  7. Chrisafis, Angelique (17 February 2017). "Emmanuel Macron: the French outsider who would be president". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Rubin, Alissa J. (7 May 2017). "Macron, Well Ahead of Le Pen, Is Poised to Be President of France". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  9. Williamson, Lucy (7 May 2017). "French election: What next for Macron after win?". BBC News. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  10. "Législatives : En marche ! fera connaître d'ici jeudi à midi ses 577 candidats". Le Figaro. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  11. "1h20". News Bulletin. France 24 English. 19 June 2017.
  12. spécial), Patrick Roger (Charente-Maritime, Vendée, envoyé (20 August 2016). "Macron précise son projet " progressiste " pour 2017" – via Le Monde.