Ecologist Party

Last updated on 18 October 2017

The Ecologist Party (founded as écologistes !) is a centre-left French political party created in September 2015 by François de Rugy, the president of the Ecologist group in the National Assembly and Jean-Vincent Placé, the president of the Ecologist group in the Senate.

This party was initially created as a reaction to the decision taken by EELV of making alliances with the Left Front. The aim of UDE founders was to create a reformist center-left party, accepting globalization and market economy, and supporting president François Hollande. The founders of UDE declared they wanted to become a strong ally of the Socialist Party, and attract people from EELV or from the MoDem.[1][2]

Ecologist Party
Parti écologiste
Leader François de Rugy
Founded 2 September 2015
Ideology Green politics
Green liberalism
Social liberalism
European federalism
National affiliation Union of Democrats and Ecologists (until Jul 2016)
European affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Blue, green
National Assembly
3 / 577
1 / 348
Regional Councils
1 / 1,757


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