List of political parties in France

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Template:Politics of France Political parties in France lists political parties in France.

Since the 1980s, France's government has alternated between two rather stable coalitions:

It is difficult for parties outside those coalitions to make significant inroads, though the far-right National Front has had sizable successes.

Political parties and leaders

In the "remarks" column: "minor" indicates a party that makes less than 3% in national elections; "major" indicates a party that has a reasonable chance of leading a national government; "one-person" indicates a party that has only one leading and commanding personality.

Name in English Name Acronym Leader or chairman Remarks
Revolutionary Communist League Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire LCR Alain Krivine
Workers' Struggle Lutte Ouvrière LO Arlette Laguiller, spokeswoman
Party of the Workers Parti des Travailleurs PTminor
Socialist Party Parti Socialiste PS François Hollandemajor
Left Radical Party Parti Radical de Gauche PRG Jean-Michel Baylet minor; previously Parti Radical Socialiste, Radical Socialist Party or PRS, Mouvement des Radicaux de Gauche, Left Radical Movement or MRG, Radical
Citizenship, Action, Participation for the XXIst Century (Citoyenneté Action Participation pour le XXIe siècle)
French Communist Party Parti Communiste Français PCF Marie-George Buffet
Union for a Popular Movement Union pour un Mouvement Populaire UMPmajor; as of 2005, the president (Jacques Chirac), the prime minister (Dominique de Villepin) and the speakers of both houses of parliament are from UMP.
Union for French Democracy Union pour la Démocratie Française UDF François Bayrou
National Center of Independents and Peasants Centre National des Indépendants et Paysans CNI, CNIP Annick du Roscoätminor, associated with UMP
Radical Party Parti Radical RAD minor, associated with UMP
The Greens Les Verts Yann Wehrling
Ecology Generation Génération Écologie GE Brice Lalondeminor
Independent Ecological Movement Mouvement Écologiste Indépendant MEI Antoine Waechterminor
National Front Front National FN Jean-Marie Le Penone-person
National Republican Movement Mouvement National Républicain MNR Bruno Mégretone-person
The Right La Droite Charles Millonminor, one-person
Citizen and Republican Movement Mouvement républicain et citoyen MRC Jean-Pierre Chevènementminor, one-person
Movement for France Mouvement pour la France MPF Philippe de Villiersminor, one-person
Rally for France and European Independence Rassemblement pour la France et l'Indépendance de l'Europe RPFIE Charles Pasquaminor, one-person
Former parties of note
Rally for the Republic Rassemblement pour la République RPR Michelle Alliot-Mariemajor; merged into UMP
Liberal Democracy Démocratie Libérale DL Alain Madelin originally Parti Républicain - Republican Party or PR; merged into UMP

Other parties

See also

sv:Lista över politiska partier i Frankrike


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