Geneva Citizens' Movement
|Geneva Citizens' Movement|
|Mouvement citoyens genevois|
|Headquarters||Rue des Grand'Portes 1, CH-1213 Onex|
|Grand Council of Geneva|
|Politics of Switzerland
Founded in 2005 by Éric Stauffer, the MCG established itself as the canton's third most powerful political party in the 2009 legislative election, winning 17 out of 100 seats in the Grand Council of Geneva. In 2013, the party further increased its share to 20 seats.
In the federal election of October 2011, the MCG won one of Geneva's eleven seats in the National Council, with Mauro Poggia (b. 1959), formerly of the Christian Democrats and also the Italian Union of Christian and Centre Democrats.
The MCG calls itself neither left- nor right-wing, but is often referred to as right-wing or far-right by political opponents and the media. It campaigns on a platform of opposition to established party politics ("classe politique") and to the 65,000 cross-border commuters from France, calling for the priority allocation of jobs to Swiss citizens. On social issues, however, the MCG takes a left-wing stance.
- "Les populistes brillent aux élections genevoises" (in French). Swissinfo. 11 October 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
- Troubnikoff, Alexandra. "Suisse: la droite dure franchit la "ligne rouge" contre les voisins français" (in French). Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
- "Grand Conseil genevois: la déferlante MCG" (in French). Télévision Suisse Romande. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
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