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

Right-wing change

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

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

Left-wing change

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

Royal Alliance (Alliance Royale)

Nouvelle Action Royaliste

Democratic rally (Rassemblement démocrate)

Communists change

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

Pirate Party (Parti Pirate)

Frexit change

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

Regionalist Parties change

  • 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