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Gaullism (French: Gaullisme) is a French political term of people who support the ideas and presidency of World War II French Resistance leader General Charles de Gaulle.

Gaullism cannot be seen within a political ideology, meaning it is not left or right. It is more of how the President of France should use their power.

"Neo-Gaullism" has been used to describe a movement after the death of de Gaulle in 1970 from people who are economic liberal than both traditional and social Gaullism.

Gaullist political parties

The following is a list of Gaullist political parties and their successors:

  • 1947–1955: Rally of the French People (RPF)
  • 1955–1958: National Centre of Social Republicans (CNRS)
  • 1958–1962: Union for the New Republic (UNR) and Democratic Union of Labour (UDT)
  • 1962–1967: Union for the New Republic – Democratic Union of Labour (UNR – UDT)
  • 1967–1968: Democratic Union for the Fifth Republic (UD-Ve)
  • 1968–1971: Union for the Defence of the Republic (UDR)
  • 1971–1976: Union of Democrats for the Republic (UDR)
  • 1976–2002: Rally for the Republic (RPR)
  • 1994-2018: Movement for France (MPF)
  • 1999–2014: Debout la République (DLR)
  • 2002–2015: Union for a Popular Movement (UMP)
  • 2014–present: Debout la France (DLF)
  • 2015–present: The Republicans (LR)

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