Reformist Movement (France)

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The Reformist Movement was a French centrist political group created in 1972 by the alliance between the Radical Party led by Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber and the Christian-democratic Democratic Centre headed by Jean Lecanuet.

It proposed to form a third alternative between (on the one hand) the "Presidential Majority" of Georges Pompidou, dominated by the Gaullists, and (on the other hand) the "Union of the Left" comprising the Socialist and Communist parties.

However, it succeeded in forming a parliamentary group in 1973 thanks to withdrawal agreements with the right. One year later, it supported the winning candidacy of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing at the 1974 presidential election. Then the Reformist Movement split.

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