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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

Right-wing

National Rally (Rassemblement National; RN): nationalism, conservatism, euro-scepticism.

The Republicans (Les Républicains; LR) - Promotes conservatism, liberal-conservatism, libertarianism and nationalism. Replaced the Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un mouvement populaire) in 2015.

Centrist

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

Left-wing

Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste) - Promotes social democracy and democratic socialism.

French Communist Party (Parti Communiste Français) - Promotes eurocommunism and democratic socialism.

Royalists

Royal Alliance (Alliance Royale)

Nouvelle Action Royaliste

Democratic rally (Rassemblement démocrate)

Communists

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

Pirate Party (Parti Pirate)

Frexit

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

Regionalist Parties

  • 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