Miscellaneous centre

Miscellaneous centre (Divers center, DVC) in France refers to centrist candidates who are not members of any large party. It is a nuance and de facto a political label created by the French Ministry of the Interior in 2020.[1]

Affiliated MPs in the 15th legislature sit as Non-Attached Members.


From 2001 to 2008, the declaration of political nuance "without label" is no longer authorized by the Ministry of the Interior and the nuance "various centers" does not exist, the candidates and lists presenting themselves as "without label" or "Centrists" were then classified as "various right" (DVD) or "various left" (DVG) according to the political tendency declared or supposed closest. In 2008, the introduction of the LDIV nuance for the “miscellaneous” list made it possible to counterbalance this device.[2]


Several opposition parties accuse the government of having created this new political nuance to "manipulate" the municipal elections of March 2020 by promoting the results of La République en Marche and its allies.[3][4][5]


Since the dissolution of Ecology Democracy Solidarity in October 2020.[6]

Since 2022:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "[DOCUMENT] La circulaire de l'Intérieur pour les municipales". Public Senat (in French). 2020-01-16. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  2. ^ "Site du sénat". www.senat.fr. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  3. ^ "Municipales : le gouvernement accusé de vouloir manipuler les résultats avec la circulaire Castaner". France Bleu (in French). 2020-01-21. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  4. ^ "Municipales 2020 : on vous explique la polémique sur la "circulaire Castaner" accusée de favoriser LREM". Franceinfo (in French). 2020-01-21. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  5. ^ "Pourquoi la circulaire Castaner pour les municipales fait débat". Le Monde.fr (in French). 2020-01-24. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  6. ^ Groupes politiques, retrieved 2021-04-22