Partis politiques Info
- In general, French political parties reflect a basic left/right divide. On the left, the main parties are the parti socialiste (PS) and the parti communiste français (PCF) while the principal parties on the right are the Union pour un mouvement populaire (UMP) and the Union pour la démocratie française (UDF). These two groups regularly run a joint list as part of an electoral pact. There are in addition more extreme groupings at both ends of the political spectrum. Beyond the left/right divide generally, the ecological movement is represented by Les Verts and Génération Écologie.