Macron's party undergoes a 'Renaissance' ahead of parliamentary polls

Issued on: 06/05/2022 – 16:39Modified: 06/05/2022 – 16:48

President Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche party (the Republic on the Move) has changed its name to “Renaissance”. The French leader has also announced the formation of a centrist coalition to try and win a majority in parliament for his second term in office.

“We are initiating a movement to rebuild La République en Marche (LREM) in order to continue expanding this political movement… in a political party that will carry the name of the Renaissance,” party secretary Stanislas Guerini told a press conference on Thursday.

The choice of the name Renaissance was to show the party would “always choose enlightenment over obscurantism”, he said.

The rebranding of the party comes as campaigning for June parliamentary elections is set to begin.

Polls suggest Macron’s centrist party has a good chance of securing a majority in France’s National Assembly, but it faces strong competition from a new left-wing alliance led by hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, as well as Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally.

The name change is aimed at helping Macron’s party gain ground in local government, where it is far less established than the older mainstream Republicans and Socialists.

“It will be a party of the people, open to citizens,” Guerini said, adding that local elected officials “wherever they come from” were most welcome.

Centrist coalition

Guérini also announced the Renaissance party would be teaming up with two other centrist parties to fight next month’s elections – its traditional allies in the MoDem party, led by Francois Bayrou, and the new Horizons party founded by Macron’s former prime minister Edouard Philippe.

Renaissance, which was also the name given to Macron’s party list in the 2019 European election, will field 400 candidates, he added.

This is not the first time the party has changed its name.

Macron created the political movement En Marche (On the Move) in 2016, when he was economy minister, to fuel his 2017 presidential bidvowing to reform France.

Based on his own initials EM, it was seen as a very personal and unconventional branding, designed to stand out from traditional political parties.

In 2017 it became LREM for the parliamentary elections, during which Macron’s party won an outright majority.

Read also:


Original Article reposted fromSource link

Disclaimer: The website autopost contents from credible news sources and we are not the original creators. If we Have added some content that belongs to you or your organization by mistake, We are sorry for that. We apologize for that and assure you that this won’t be repeated in future. If you are the rightful owner of the content used in our Website, please mail us with your Name, Organization Name, Contact Details, Copyright infringing URL and Copyright Proof (URL or Legal Document) aT spacksdigital @ gmail.com

I assure you that, I will remove the infringing content Within 48 Hours.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

World News

‘We Are Staying Up’: Leeds United Fans in Toronto Celebrate Relegation-Stopping Victory

Leeds United supporters in Toronto, Canada, were ecstatic after their soccer team across the pond managed to avoid relegation in a 2-1 win over Brentford on May 22. Footage shows Whites fans in downtown Toronto cheering and chanting “We are staying up!” after their team’s win and Burnley’s 2-1 loss to Newcastle secured Leeds’ final […]

Read More
World News

News24.com | Shireen Abu Akleh's killing: Israel army says 'no suspicion' of crime in shooting

The Israel army said Shireen Abu Akleh was killed in the midst of an active combat zone and there could be no immediate suspicion of criminal activity. Akleh was shot and killed on 11 May during clashes in the occupied West Bank flashpoint of Jenin. The Israel army said it was not clear yet whether […]

Read More
World News

Azerbaijan issues startup certificates to several more SMEs

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 23. Azerbaijani Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) under the Ministry of Economy issued start-up certificates to three more SMEs (small and medium-sized entrprises), Trend reports via the agency. The certificates were issued for: – projects of online organization of legal consulting services (E-legal LLC); – intermediary service for organizing online […]

Read More