UMP From Party of Power to Opposition: Crisis of French Right

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2013-12-34-46

A. Yashlavskii, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23 Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article considers the current status of one of the leading French political parties - Union pour Movement Populaire (UMP). The author deals with the causes of organizational, conceptual and political crisis of this right-center party after failure of its leader N. Sarkozy at the presidential elections of 2012. Now the party founds itself in opposition. The diverse spectrum of the ideological and political streams that are united under the flag of this party is demonstrated and the possible ways of UNM’s evolution are analyzed.

Keywords: France, right, conservatism, Union pour Movement Populaire (UMP), Gaullism, neo-Gaullism, Sarkozy

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For citation:
Yashlavskii A. UMP From Party of Power to Opposition: Crisis of French Right. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2013, no. 12, pp. 34-46.

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