Nicolas Dupont-Aignan

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Nicolas Dupont-Aignan
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President of France Arise
Assumed office
23 November 2008
Preceded by Position Established
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
12 June 1997
Preceded by Michel Berson
Constituency Essonne's 8th
Mayor of Yerres
Assumed office
25 June 1995
Preceded by Marc Lucas
Personal details
Born (1961-03-07) 7 March 1961 (age 55)
Paris, France
Political party France Arise
Residence Yerres, Essonne
Alma mater IEP de Paris
École nationale d'administration

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (born Nicolas Dupont on 7 March 1961) is a French gaullist and souverainist politician. He has been a delegate of the Essonne's 8th constituency since 1997 and mayor of Yerres, Essonne since 1995.

A member of the center right-wing Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party until January 2007, he has been the founder and the president of France Arise (DLF) since 23 November 2008. He is a co-president of the European political party EUDemocrats - Alliance for a Europe of Democracies.

2007 French presidential election[edit]

He intended to run for the 2007 French presidential election, but withdrew his candidacy on 16 March 2007 after failing to gather the necessary 500 signatures of elected officials.

2012 French presidential election[edit]

In November 2010, he announced his intention to run for the 2012 French presidential election[1] and in March 2012 he announced that he had obtained the necessary 500 signatures to run as an official candidate.

Dupont-Aignan strongly advocates leaving the euro, calling it a "racket", and proposes returning to the franc and retaining the Euro only as a reserve currency.[2] He received 644,043 votes in the first ballot, or 1.79% of the votes cast, finishing seventh. His best showing (24.88%) was in Yerres, of which he is mayor.


  1. ^ "Dupont-Aignan candidate in 2012". Agence France Presse / Le Figaro (in French). 21 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Diana Johnstone (24 April 2012). "Disillusion With the Euro and Europe". Counterpunch. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 

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