Union for French Democracy

political party in France

The Union for French Democracy (French: Union pour la démocratie française, UDF) was a centre-right political party in France. It began in 1978 as an alliance to support President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing against Gaullist power over the political right in France.

This name was chosen due to the title of Giscard d'Estaing's 1976 book, Démocratie française. The party brought together Christian democrats, liberals and radicals.[1]


  1. Nicolas Sauger (2003). "The UDF in the 1990s: the break-up of a political confederation". In Jocelyn Evans (ed.). The French Party System. Manchester University Press. pp. 107–. ISBN 978-0-7190-6120-2.