Union for the New Republic
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|Union for the New Republic|
|Union pour la nouvelle république|
|President||Charles de Gaulle|
|General Secretary||Robert Poujade (last)|
|Founded||October 1, 1958|
|Dissolved||May 1, 1968|
|Preceded by||National Centre of Social Republicans|
|Succeeded by||Union for the Defense of the Republic|
|European Parliament group||European Democratic Union (1965-68)|
|Colours||Blue and red|
|Politics of France
The Union for the New Republic (French: L'Union pour la nouvelle République, UNR), was a French political party founded on 1 October 1958 that supported Prime Minister Charles de Gaulle in the 1958 elections.
The UNR won 206 of 579 seats in the November 1958 elections.
In 1962, the UNR grouped with the Gaullist Democratic Union of Labour (French: Union démocratique du travail, UDT) to form the UNR-UDT. They won 233 seats out of 482, slightly less than an absolute majority. 35 Independent Republicans boosted their support.
In 1967, UNR candidates ran under the title Union of Democrats for the Fifth Republic (Union des démocrates pour la Ve République, UD-Ve), winning 200 out of 486 seats.
Secretaries General of the UNR
- Roger Frey : 1958-1959
- Albin Chalandon : 1959
- Jacques Richard : 1959-1961
- Roger Dusseaulx : 1961-1962
- Louis Terrenoire : 1962
- Jacques Baumel : 1962-1967
- Robert Poujade : 1967-1969
- Laponce, J. A. (1961), The Government of the Fifth Republic, University of California Press, p. 23
- Blondel, Jean (1974), Contemporary France: Politics, Society and Institutions, Methuen & Co, p. 24-25
- Mény, Yves (2008), "France: The Institutionalisation of Leadership", Comparative European Politics (Third ed.) (Routledge): 105
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