The Republicans (France)

French right-wing political party
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The Republicans (French: Les Républicains; LR) is a liberal-conservative political party in France.

The party was created on 30 May 2015 by renaming the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party, which had been founded in 2002 under the leadership of former President of France Jacques Chirac.[1][2]

The party used to be one of the two major political parties in the French Fifth Republic along with the centre-left Socialist Party (PS), and, following the 2017 legislative election, it remains the second largest party in the National Assembly (behind President Macron's REM).

LR is a member of the European People's Party,[3] the Centrist Democrat International,[4] and the International Democrat Union.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bolton, Doug (30 May 2015). "Nicolas Sarkozy changes UMP party's name to The Republicans ahead of political comeback". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
  2. "France's UMP party changes name to The Republicans, boosting Sarkozy". Reuters Editorial. 2015-05-29. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  3. "EPP - European People's Party - Member Parties". 50.8398374;4.3671204: European People's Party. Archived from the original on 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2015-12-06.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. "Partidos Archivo". idc-cdi. 2015-11-26. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  5. "International Democrat Union » Member Parties". Idu.org. 2015-10-27. Archived from the original on 2017-02-24. Retrieved 2015-12-06.