Party of France

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Party of France
Parti de la France
Leader Carl Lang
Founded February 23, 2009
Headquarters 43 route de Saint-Germain
78860 Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Ideology Nationalism
Right-wing populism
National liberalism
Economic liberalism
Euroscepticism
Social conservatism
Anti-globalization
International affiliation None
Carl Lang
European affiliation None
Colours Blue and Red
Seats in the National Assembly
Seats in the Senate
Seats in the European Parliament
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Website
www.parti-de-la-france.fr
Politics of France
Political parties
Elections
Constitution of France
Parliament; government; president

The Party of France (French: Parti de la France, PDF) is a conservative political party in France. The PDF was founded on February 23, 2009 by National Front MEP Carl Lang. Carl Lang was known for his opposition to Marine Le Pen's possible candidacy to the leadership of the FN upon retirement of its long-time leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen.[1] This came in the midst of the early campaign for the 2009 European elections: Carl Lang, elected for the FN in the North-West constituency ran for re-election under the PDF banner, against the FN list led by Marine Le Pen. The PDF supported Jean Verdon in the Massif Central-Centre and the incumbent MEP Jean-Claude Martinez in the South-West constituency. The party ran no lists against Jean-Marie Le Pen and Bruno Gollnisch.

The PDF was joined by a number of high-ranking FN elected officials and members, including Fernand Le Rachinel and Bernard Antony. After defections from the FN, it has regional councillors in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy, Lower Normandy, Ile-de-France and Centre regions.

In the 2009 European elections, all list supported by the PDF were defeated, with 1.88% in the Massif Central, 1.52% in the North-West and 0.92% in the South-West. Carl Lang, Fernand Le Rachinel and Jean-Claude Martinez were defeated.

In November 2009, Carl Lang announced that he would be candidate in the 2010 regional elections in Upper Normandy. In addition, the party announced that it would run in at least eight regions.[2]

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