List of political parties in France
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]
National Rally (Rassemblement National; RN): nationalism, conservatism, euro-scepticism.
The Republicans (Les Républicains; LR) - Promotes conservatism, liberal-conservatism 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, 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.
La France Insoumise - Promotes democratic socialism, environmentalism and pacifism.
French Communist Party (Parti Communiste Français) - Promotes communism.
Europe Ecology – The Greens - Promotes environmentalism
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 movement 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