- Modern Left
Leader Jean-Marie Bockel Founded 2007 Headquarters 10 rue des Haudriettes
Ideology Social liberalism,
International affiliation None European affiliation None European Parliament Group Group of the European People's Party Official colours Violet Seats in the National Assembly Seats in the Senate Seats in the European Parliament Seats in the Regional Councils Website www.lagauchemoderne.org
The party was founded following the nomination of the former Socialist Senator and Mayor of Mulhouse, Jean-Marie Bockel to the François Fillon government in May 2007. Along with The Progressives of Éric Besson, the Modern Left represents the left wing of the coalition supporting President Nicolas Sarkozy.
In the 2009 European Parliament election, the party obtained two MEPs on the lists of the Union for a Popular Movement. Both MEPs sit, like all other UMP MEPs, in the group of the centre-right European People's Party
The LGM is a member of the Liaison Committee for the Presidential Majority.
In addition, Bockel is Secretary of State for Justice and Liberties in the Fillon II government.
- ^ a b Bockel crée la Gauche moderne et s'allie à l'UMP (Bockel creates the Modern Left and allies with the UMP), Challenges.fr (in French), 26 Sep 2007, http://www.challenges.fr/actualites/business/20070926.CHA1001/bockel_cree_la_gauche_moderne_et_sallie_a_lump.html, retrieved 28 June 2011
- ^ http://www.eppgroup.eu/home/docs/eppgroup-members-list-240609.pdf List of members of the EPP group
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