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|Headquarters||10 rue des Haudriettes |
|National affiliation||Union of Democrats and Independents|
|European Parliament group||European People's Party (2009–14)|
|Seats in the National Assembly|
0 / 577
|Seats in the Senate|
1 / 348
|Seats in the European Parliament|
0 / 74
|Seats in the Regional Councils|
4 / 1,880
The party was founded following the nomination of the former Socialist Party (PS) 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 represented the left wing of the coalition supporting the then-President Nicolas Sarkozy.
In addition, Bockel is Secretary of State for Justice and Liberties in the Fillon II government.
- 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, retrieved 28 June 2011[permanent dead link]
- http://www.eppgroup.eu/home/docs/eppgroup-members-list-240609.pdf Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine List of members of the EPP group