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The Centrist Union (French: Union centriste, UC) is a current parliamentary group in the French Senate founded in 1983. As of April 2009, the UC group has 29 Senators.[1]

Since the 2008 Senate elections, the group is known as the Centrist Union. Prior to that, between 2005 and 2008, it was known as the Centrist Union-Union for French Democracy (UC-UDF) group. The name was changed since the Union for French Democracy was dissolved in 2007.



Upon creation of the UDF in 1978, an intergroup was formed joining members of the Centrist Union of Progressive Democrats (UCDP) and the Independent Republicans (RI) group. The creation of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) in 2002 led to a split in the UDF between those who stayed in the UDF and those who joined the UMP. The group formed by the remaining UDF Senators took the name Centrist Union.


As of May 2009, the group is composed of 29 Senators[1]:

7 are members of the MoDem, 11 are members of the New Centre, 10 are members of the Centrist Alliance and one is an Independent. However, the actual numbers can vary based on sources.

Former members


French Senate amphitheater 050917 162927.jpg Groups in the French Senate

Administrative Meeting for Senators not on the list of another Group  · Centrist Union
 · Communist, Republican, Citizen, and Senators of the Left Party Group  · European Democratic and Social Rally
 · Socialist  · Union for a Popular Movement


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