Les Républicains

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Les Républicains
Party leader Laurent Wauquiez
Parliamentary leader
Founded 2002
Political ideology Conservatism
Political position Center-right
International affiliation International Democrat Union, Centrist Democrat International and European People’s Party
Color(s) blue, white and red
Website republicains.fr

Les Républicains (formerly known as Union for a Popular Movement; Union pour un Mouvement Populaire in French) is France's largest right-wing political party. It was initially aligned with the policies of Jacques Chirac, but has increasingly differed with him, especially when it officially expressed opposition to Turkey's membership in the European Union after Chirac supported it.

In 2007 the UMP nominated Nicolas Sarkozy (who is also the president of the party) for president. Sarkozy won the presidency in the second round of voting on May 6, 2007.

Sarkozy renamed the party the party in 2015 from Union for a Popular Movement to 'Les Republicains'. It is a member of the European People’s Party.[1]

Famous members of the Union for a Popular Movement