Party of the Corsican Nation

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Party of the Corsican Nation
Partitu di a Nazione Corsa
LeaderJean-Christophe Angelini
Founded7 December 2002
Headquarters5 Bd de Montera,
20200 Bastia
IdeologyCorsican nationalism
Autonomism
Social democracy
Left-wing nationalism
European affiliationEuropean Free Alliance
ColoursOrange, blue
Corsican Assembly
16 / 51
European Parliament
0 / 74
Website
www.p-n-c.eu

The Party of the Corsican Nation (Corsican: U Partitu di a Nazione Corsa, PNC) is a Corsican nationalist and autonomist[1][2] political party on the French island of Corsica. It was founded in Corte in 2002 by members of three nationalist parties, Union of the Corsican People (UPC), A Scelta Nova and A Mossa Naziunale.

The PNC advocates autonomy for Corsica. It rejects the violent action by the National Liberation Front of Corsica, as well as independence.

In the first round of the 2007 French presidential election the party supported Dominique Voynet, candidate for The Greens.

The party has one seat in the general council of Corse-du-Sud, eleven seats in the Corsican Assembly and one Member of the European Parliament, François Alfonsi elected in the 2009 European election (South-East) on the Europe Écologie list.

The party's candidate in the 2010 territorial elections, Gilles Simeoni won a record 18.4% of the vote in the first round and 25.88% in the runoff, his list winning 11 seats in the Corsican Assembly (up from five).

The PNC is a member of the European Free Alliance and is pro-European and regionalist.

It is part of the autonomist coalition Femu a Corsica ("Let's make Corsica"), grouping also the minor parties A Chjama and Inseme per a Corsica, that joined its evolution into a regionalist party of its own in 2017.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Régis Dandoy; Arjan Schakel (19 November 2013). Regional and National Elections in Western Europe: Territoriality of the Vote in Thirteen Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 100–. ISBN 978-1-137-02544-9.
  2. ^ Mr Klaus-Jürgen Nagel; Ferran Requejo (28 March 2013). Federalism beyond Federations: Asymmetry and Processes of Resymmetrisation in Europe. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 226–. ISBN 978-1-4094-8911-5.
  3. ^ Corse : le nationaliste Gilles Simeoni veut constituer un « grand parti de gouvernement », Le Monde
  4. ^ Réunion de Femu a Corsica : plusieurs centaines de personnes à Corte, Corse Matin