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.

Right-wing Parties[change | change source]

National Front (Front National) - Promotes strong law enforcement, anti-immigration, Euroscepticism and a return to traditional French values.

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 Parties[change | change source]

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

Left-wing Parties[change | change source]

Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste) - Promotes Social democracy, Democratic socialism and socialism.

Minor Parties[change | change source]

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)

Green Parties[change | change source]

  • Ecology Generation (Génération Écologie)
  • Independent Ecological Movement (Mouvement Écologiste Indépendant)
  • Citizenship, Action, Participation for the 21st Century (Citoyenneté Action Participation pour le XXIe siècle)

Centrist[change | change source]

  • Union of Radical Republicans (Union des républicains radicaux)

Liberal[change | change source]

  • Liberal Democratic Party (Parti libéral démocrate)

Others[change | change source]

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