La France Insoumise group

The La France Insoumise group (French: groupe La France insoumise) is a parliamentary group in the National Assembly including representatives of La France Insoumise (FI) after the 2017 legislative elections.

La France Insoumise group
Groupe La France insoumise
ChamberNational Assembly
Legislature(s)15th (Fifth Republic)
Foundation27 June 2017
Member partiesFI
PresidentJean-Luc Mélenchon
ConstituencyBouches-du-Rhône's 4th
17 / 577
IdeologyDemocratic socialism


Eight of the members of the La France Insoumise group behind Mélenchon, 2017

In the 2017 legislative elections, la France Insoumise (FI), the movement founded by Jean-Luc Mélenchon prior to the presidential election, failed to secure an alliance with the French Communist Party (PCF) permitting common investitures between the two movements.[1] Both subsequently decided to form separate parliamentary groups; Chassaigne, president of the Democratic and Republican Left group (GDR), declared that his deputies would not actively oppose the FI deputies in the National Assembly. Mélenchon's wish to impose voting discipline upon his group and demand that members respect the movement's program L'Avenir en commun ("The common future") proved a barrier to an alliance between the two groups.[2]

A total of 17 candidates running under the FI label were elected in the second round of the legislative elections, enough for the formation of a parliamentary group.[3] Stéphane Peu, elected under the FI label but a member of the PCF,[4] ultimately chose to remain within the GDR group,[5] while Jean-Hugues Ratenon, who ran under the miscellaneous left label,[6] stated that he intended to sit with the FI group if elected.[7]

On 27 June, Mélenchon was unanimously voted as the president of the group.[8] At the time of its formation on 27 June, the parliamentary group included 17 deputies.[9]

List of presidentsEdit

Name Term start Term end Notes
Jean-Luc Mélenchon 27 June 2017 present [8]

Historical membershipEdit

Year Seats Change Notes
2017   [9]


  1. ^ Rachid Laïreche (9 May 2017). "Législatives : pas d'accord entre la France insoumise et le PCF". Libération. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Les communistes ne s'allient pas à La France insoumise à l'Assemblée nationale". Le Monde. Agence France-Presse. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Elections législatives 2017". Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ Gwenael Bourdon (18 June 2017). "Législatives 2017 : avec Stéphane Peu, le PCF reconquiert la 2e circonscription". Le Parisien. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  5. ^ Marc de Boni (21 June 2017). "À l'Assemblée, les communistes et Mélenchon feront chambre à part". Le Figaro. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  6. ^ Gilbert Hoair (12 June 2017). "Elections Législatives : duel entre Daniel Gonthier et Jean-Hugues Ratenon dans la 5eme circonscription". franceinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  7. ^ Gilbert Hoair (18 June 2017). "Elections législatives : Jean Hugues Ratenon député de la 5ème circonscription". franceinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  8. ^ a b "En direct : Mélenchon élu à la tête du groupe de La France insoumise à l'Assemblée". Le Monde. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Groupe La France insoumise". Assemblée nationale. Retrieved 28 June 2017.

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