|President of France Arise|
23 November 2008
|Preceded by||Position Established|
|Member of the National Assembly|
12 June 1997
|Preceded by||Michel Berson|
|Mayor of Yerres|
25 June 1995
|Preceded by||Marc Lucas|
7 March 1961 |
|Political party||France Arise|
|Alma mater||IEP de Paris
École nationale d'administration
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (French: [ni.kɔ.la dy.pɔ̃.ɛɲ.ɑ̃] born Nicolas Dupont, 7 March 1961) is a French right-wing politician. He has been a member of the National Assembly of France, representing Essonne's 8th constituency, since 1997. He has also served as Mayor of Yerres, Essonne since 1995.
A member of the right-wing Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party until January 2007, he then founded the Gaullist and souverainist party Debout la France (DLF) in November 2008. He is a co-president of the European political party EUDemocrats – Alliance for a Europe of Democracies. He ran for President in 2017, and endorsed the far-right runner-up Marine Le Pen in the second round.
Dupont-Aignan was born on 7 March 1961, in Paris.
2007 presidential election
Dupont-Aignan intended to run for the 2007 presidential election but failed to gather the necessary 500 signatures of elected officials.
2012 presidential election
In November 2010, Dupont-Aignan announced his intention to run for the 2012 presidential election and in March 2012 he announced that he had obtained the necessary 500 signatures to run as an official candidate.
2017 presidential election
In March 2017, Dupont-Aignan secured the necessary 500 signatures to run in the 2017 presidential election. In the first voting round of 23 April, Dupont-Aignan came in the sixth place, receiving 1,695,000 votes which represents 4.70% of the vote total. He subsequently endorsed Marine Le Pen for the second round.
Dupont-Aignan has been described as a nationalist, a protectionist, and a eurosceptic. He describes himself as a Gaullist. Dupont-Aignan supports a French withdrawal from the EU and endorsed Brexit. Although sharing many similar views with Marine Le Pen, he is considered less hardline than her and had criticized her in the past.
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- EUDemocrats' official website
- Official page on the French National Assembly website (in French)