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Place Publique
Place Publique
FoundersRaphaël Glucksmann
Claire Nouvian
Jo Spiegel
Thomas Porcher
Diana Filippova
Founded2018
Membership25,000[1]
IdeologySocial democracy[citation needed]
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationNew Ecologic and Social People's Union
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Colors  Yellow and   Black
European Parliament
2 / 79
Website
https://place-publique.eu/

Place Publique is a centre-left political party in France,[2] founded in 2018 by Raphaël Glucksmann, Claire Nouvian, Jo Spiegel, and Thomas Porcher.[3]

In January 2019, the movement claimed 25,000 members.[1]

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History

Creation

The party was officially founded on 10 August 2018.[3] On October 29, 2018, Raphaël Glucksmann, Thomas Porcher, Jo Spiegel, Diana Filippova, and Claire Nouvian announced the creation of Place Publique, a political party aiming to bring together the pro-European French left from Europe Ecology – The Greens to the Socialist Party and Génération.s.[4] Their position was presented as an alternative to La France Insoumise, although Thomas Porcher declared that the movement was not against Jean-Luc Mélenchon.[5]

On 6 November 2018, Raphaël Glucksmann and several party leaders published a manifesto announcing the birth of their movement.[6]

2019 European Elections

On 16 March 2019, Place Publique and the Socialist Party announced that they would present a joint list at the European Parliament election, with Raphaël Glucksmann as the head of the list.[7] Thomas Porcher left the party the same day, denouncing a "list of apparatchiks".[8] Place Publique won 2 seats in the election.

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Raphaël Glucksmann

Raphaël Glucksmann

Raphaël Glucksmann is a French journalist, film director, and political figure. In May 2019, he was elected a member of the European Parliament, within the S&D alliance.

Thomas Porcher

Thomas Porcher

Thomas Porcher is a French economist and author. He is a member of the heterodox association of economists called Économistes atterrés.

Claire Nouvian

Claire Nouvian

Claire Nouvian is a French environmental activist, journalist, television producer, film director and organizational leader.

Pro-Europeanism

Pro-Europeanism

Pro-Europeanism, sometimes called European Unionism, is a political position that favours European integration and membership of the European Union (EU).

French Left

French Left

The Left in France was represented at the beginning of the 20th century by two main political parties, namely the Republican, Radical and Radical-Socialist Party and the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO), created in 1905 as a merger of various Marxist parties.

Europe Ecology – The Greens

Europe Ecology – The Greens

Europe Ecology – The Greens is a centre-left to left-wing green political party in France. The party is a member of the European Green Party. The party was formed on 13 November 2010 from the merger of The Greens and Europe Ecology.

Socialist Party (France)

Socialist Party (France)

The Socialist Party is a French centre-left and social-democratic political party. It holds pro-European views. The PS was for decades the largest party of the "French Left" and used to be one of the two major political parties in the French Fifth Republic, along with The Republicans. It replaced the earlier French Section of the Workers' International in 1969 and is currently led by First Secretary Olivier Faure. The PS is a member of the Party of European Socialists, Progressive Alliance and Socialist International.

Génération.s

Génération.s

Génération·s is a French political party created on 1 July 2017 by Benoît Hamon who, according to its founder, aims to "refound and gather the left" in France. Sometimes rendered Génération-s or Génération·s [ʒe.ne.ʁa.sjɔ̃], it was formerly named Mouvement du 1er Juillet, and has also been known by the short name M1717. Its foundation followed the sharp decline of the Socialist Party in the 2017 presidential election, in which Hamon was the Socialist nominee, and the legislative elections, in which he lost his seat as deputy. The movement presents itself as an initiative to assemble the forces of the left in France.

La France Insoumise

La France Insoumise

La France Insoumise is a left-wing populist political party in France, launched in 2016 by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, then a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and former co-president of the Left Party (PG). It aims to implement the eco-socialist and democratic socialist programme L'Avenir en commun.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Jean-Luc Antoine Pierre Mélenchon is a French politician who was a member of the National Assembly for the 4th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône from 2017 to 2022. He led the La France Insoumise group in the National Assembly from 2017 to 2021. Mélenchon has run three times in elections for president of France; in 2012 and 2017, and a strong third in the 2022 election, where he narrowly missed continuing on to the second round in France's two-round voting system.

2019 European Parliament election in France

2019 European Parliament election in France

The 2019 European Parliament election in France were held on 26 May 2019, electing members of the 9th French delegation to the European Parliament as part of the elections held across the European Union. The election featured two major changes since the 2014 election: the return to a single national constituency and the increase in the number of French seats from 74 to 79 upon the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Officially, 79 MEPs were considered to have been elected, including five "virtual" MEPs who did not take their seats until the UK formally left the EU. The election featured 34 separate electoral lists, a record number at the national level.

Election results

European Parliament

Election year Votes % Seats +/−
2019 1,403,170 6.19
2 / 79
Increase 2

Source: "Place Publique", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_Publique.

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References
  1. ^ a b "Place publique, un nouveau parti politique de gauche à Rennes". Ouest-France. 2019-01-15. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  2. ^ Robert, Aline (4 April 2019). "French Macronists eye coup-like raid on Europe's liberals". EURACTIV.
  3. ^ a b "Journal officiel, 150e année], n° 35, samedi 1er septembre 2018, annonce n° 1040" (PDF). Journal officiel de la République française. 2018-09-01. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  4. ^ "Européennes : Place publique, le pari citoyen de Raphaël Glucksmann". Le Parisien. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  5. ^ "Thomas Porcher : " Nous ne nous inscrivons pas contre Mélenchon "". Le Monde. 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  6. ^ "Acte de Naissance". place-publique.eu/. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  7. ^ "Européennes, le PS se range derrière Raphaël Glucksmann". La Croix. 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  8. ^ "L'économiste Thomas Porcher au JDD : "Je préfère quitter Place publique"". Le Journal du Dimanche. 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-17. ce sera une liste d'apparatchiks, pas de citoyens. C'est pourquoi je préfère quitter Place publique.
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