Ecologist Party

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Ecologist Party
Parti écologiste
Chairman François de Rugy
National Assembly President Richard Ferrand
Founder François de Rugy
Jean-Vincent Placé
Founded 2 September 2015
Split from Europe Ecology – The Greens
Ideology Green politics
Green liberalism
Political position Centre-left[1]
National affiliation Union of Democrats and Ecologists (until Jul 2016)
European affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Blue, green
National Assembly
3 / 577
1 / 348
Regional Councils
1 / 1,757

The Ecologist Party (founded as écologistes !) is a centre-left French political party created in September 2015 by François de Rugy, the president of the Ecologist group in the National Assembly and Jean-Vincent Placé, the president of the Ecologist 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 center-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 MoDem.[2][3]