List of political parties in France

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France has a multi-party system, which means that several political parties must form coalitions in order to form a government. This is because it would be very difficult for any one party to win a majority of seats in the French National Assembly. Since the 1980s, there have been two major coalitions; one is a collection of right-wing parties and the other is a collection of left-wing parties.

Parties[change | change source]

Right-wing[change | change source]

The Republicans (Les Républicains; LR) - Promotes conservatism, liberal-conservatism, libertarianism and nationalism. Replaced the Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un mouvement populaire) in 2015.

Centrist[change | change source]

La République En Marche! - Promotes neoliberalism, economic liberalism, radical centrism, and pro-Europeanism. Founded by current French President Emmanuel Macron in 2016.

Left-wing[change | change source]

Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste) - Promotes social democracy and democratic socialism.

French Communist Party (Parti Communiste Français) - Promotes eurocommunism and democratic socialism.

Royalists[change | change source]

Royal Alliance (Alliance Royale)

Nouvelle Action Royaliste

Democratic rally (Rassemblement démocrate)

Communists[change | change source]

Worker's Communist Party of France (Parti Communiste des Ouvriers de France)

Independent Worker's Party (Parti ouvrier indépendant) - Trotskyist

Pole of Communist Rebirth in France (Pôle de Renaissance Communiste en France)

Others[change | change source]

Pirate Party (Parti Pirate)

Frexit[change | change source]

Popular Republican Union (Union Populaire Républicaine) - Promotes mouvement of national liberation and Frexit.

Regionalist Parties[change | change source]

  • Abertzaleen Batasuna - Basque nationalist
  • Alsace d'abord (In English:Alsace First) - Alsace nationalist
  • Savoyan League (Ligue savoisienne) - Savoy nationalist
  • Breton Democratic Union (Union Démocratique Bretonne) - Breton nationalism
  • Party of the Corsican Nation (U Partitu di a Nazione Corsa) - Corsican nationalism
  • Corsica Libera - Corsican nationalism