Renouveau Français

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Renouveau Français
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Political position French nationalism
Counter-Revolution
Country France
Existence 2005–present
Colours blue, white

Renouveau français (literally "French renewal") is a French nationalist political party founded in 2005.

Renouveau français politically defines itself as nationalist, Catholic and Counter-Revolutionary. It opposes the principles of the French Revolution of 1789. The organization's logo combines the symbols of the Catholic monarchy and the modern Republic: the fleur-de-lis and the tricolour [1] and works to defend the French nation.[2]

Organisation

Renouveau français describes itself as a "structure for reflexion, formation and information, outside the electoralist framework, independant from all political formations and from all cleavages."

Renouveau français is coordinated by a directoral comitee and has regional branches in Île-de-France, Bretagne, Anjou, Normandy, Vendée and Alsace[3][4]. They claim several hundreds members and thousands of sympathisers.

Politics

Renouveau français describes itself as nationalist, defining the notion as "defence of vital interests of France and the French, without any hatred".

Renouveau français is anti-republican, and denounces freemasonry and lobbys, as well as Marxism, socialism and democracy. The organisation claims heirdom to patriotic personalities such as Charles Maurras, Édouard Drumont, Maurice Barrès, Jacques Ploncard d'Assac and Henry Coston[5]. Their site hosts editorials from former members of the OAS.[6]

It was affiliated with the European National Front.

Electoral stance

Renouveau français claims to be "off the left/right cleavage". In 2007, Renouveau français encouraged its sympathisers to vote for "no other candidate than Jean-Marie Le Pen"[7], describing him as "only credible representant of the patriotic trend". Renouveau français warns against the "democratic system", and the "fundamentally mason, laic and cosmopolit Republic."[7]

Activism

In 2011, the group became better known when several youth activists interrupted a performance of Romeo Castellucci's Christophobic, scatological play On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris.[8]

Gallery

References

  1. a stylised white fleur-de-lis on blue and red background ; the three colours are one of the most proeminent symbols of the French Revolution
  2. The concept of France as a nation is often though to have been introduced by the French Revolution, but members of Renouveau français claim that it dates back to the baptism of Clovis I in 496.
  3. Structure on renouveaufrancais.com
  4. Contacts on renouveaufrancais.com
  5. Nationalisme on renouveaufrancais.com
  6. Les raisons de combattre, by Robert Martel
  7. 7.0 7.1 Communiqué du 30 mars 2007
  8. [1]Des jeunes du Renouveau Français interrompent Castellucci

See also

External links

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