Ecologist Party

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Ecologist Party

Parti écologiste
PresidentFrançois de Rugy
President in the National AssemblyGilles Le Gendre
FounderFrançois de Rugy
Jean-Vincent Placé
Founded2 September 2015
Split fromEurope Ecology – The Greens
IdeologyGreen politics
Green liberalism
Political positionCentre-left[1]
National affiliationUnion of Democrats and Ecologists (until Jul 2016)
European affiliationNone
European Parliament groupNone
ColoursBlue, green
National Assembly
3 / 577
1 / 348
Regional Councils
1 / 1,757

The Ecologist Party (French: Parti écologiste, ), founded as Écologistes !, is a centre-left French political party created in September 2015 by François de Rugy, President of the Europe Ecology – The Greens (EELV) group in the National Assembly and Jean-Vincent Placé, the President of the EELV group in the Senate.

This party was initially created as a reaction to the decision taken by EELV of making alliances with the Left Front. The aim of UDE founders was to create a reformist centre-left party, accepting globalization and market economy, and supporting president François Hollande. The founders of UDE declared they wanted to become a strong ally of the Socialist Party, and attract people from EELV or from the Democratic Movement.[2][3]

The Ecologist Party currently supports the second Philippe government (of which François de Rugy is Minister of Ecology) and its MPs seat in the parliamentary groups of La Republique en Marche!.