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The Republicans (French: Les Républicains; LR) is a centre-richt poleetical pairty in Fraunce. The pairty wis formed on 30 Mey 2015 bi renamin the Union for a Popular Muivement (UMP) pairty, which haed been foondit in 2002 unner the leadership o umwhile Preses o Fraunce Jacques Chirac.[7][8]

The Republicans
Les Républicains
Presidential Nominee François Fillon
Vice Preses Laurent Wauquiez
General Secretar Bernard Accoyer
Spokesperson in the Assembly Christian Jacob
Spokesperson in the Senate Bruno Retailleau
Foondit Mey 30, 2015 (2015-05-30)
Precedit bi UMP
Heidquarters Rue de Vaugirard N. 238,
75015 Paris
Youth weeng Les Jeunes Républicains
("The Young Republicans")
Membership  (Mey 2015) 213,030
Ideology Gaullism[1][2][3]
Liberal conservatism[3][4][5]
Christian democracy[3]
Poleetical poseetion Centre-richt
Internaitional affiliation Centrist Democrat Internaitional
Internaitional Democrat Union
European affiliation European Fowk's Pairty
European Pairlament group European Fowk's Pairty[6]
Colours                Blue, White, Reid (French Tricolore)
Naitional Assembly
199 / 577
144 / 348
European Pairlament
19 / 74
Regional Cooncils
7 / 13
Depairtmental Cooncils
66 / 101


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  2. "«Les Républicains» : comment Sarkozy veut dépasser la logique de parti". 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Sarkozy apela a las esencias republicanas para reconquistar el poder". Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  4. Politics (2015-06-02). "Hollande and Sarkozy are battling for the French Presidency — but France doesn't want either of them - Business Insider". Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  5. Noack, Rick. "The 'Republican Party' is coming to France". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  6. "france | MEP MEMBER INDEX | EPP Group in the European Parliament". 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  7. Bolton, Doug (30 May 2015). "Nicolas Sarkozy changes UMP party's name to The Republicans ahead of political comeback". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  8. Reuters Editorial (2015-05-29). "France's UMP party changes name to The Republicans, boosting Sarkozy". Reuters. Retrieved 2015-12-06.