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The Republicans (France)

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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]