Party of the Corsican Nation
|Party of the Corsican Nation
Partitu di a Nazione Corsa
|Founded||7 December 2002|
|Headquarters||5 Bd de Montera,
|European affiliation||European Free Alliance|
|Politics of France
The Party of the Corsican Nation (Corsican: U Partitu di a Nazione Corsa) is a political party seeking autonomy for Corsica. It was founded in Corte in 2002 by members of three nationalist parties, Union of the Corsican People (UPC), A Scelta Nova and A Mossa Naziunale.
The PNC advocates autonomy for Corsica, not full independence. It rejects the violent action by the National Liberation Front of Corsica.
The party has one seat in the general council of Corse-du-Sud, eleven seats in the Corsican Assembly and one Member of the European Parliament, François Alfonsi elected in the 2009 European election (South-East) on the Europe Écologie list.
The party's candidate in the 2010 territorial elections, Gilles Simeoni won a record 18.4% of the vote in the first round and 25.88% in the runoff, his list winning 11 seats in the Corsican Assembly (up from five).
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