Rally & Issues

Rally & Issues (French: Rassemblement & Enjeux) is a conservative[1] political party in the Principality of Monaco. The party is currently the main party in the coalition Horizon Monaco after the 2013 Monegasque general election.

Rally & Issues
Rassemblement & Enjeux
LeaderJean-Charles Allavena
Founded1962
Membership500 (2013)
IdeologyConservatism[1]
Fiscal conservatism
Monarchism
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationHorizon Monaco
ColoursRed, grey
Website
www.rassemblement-enjeux.org (usurped)
Archived copy

HistoryEdit

The party was established as the National and Democratic Union (Union Nationale et Démocratique) in 1962 by a merger of the National Union of Independents and the National Democratic Entente,[2] who between them held all 18 seats in the National Council.[3] The new party won 17 of the 18 seats in the 1963 elections, and all 18 in the 1968 elections. It was reduced to 16 seats in 1973 as two opposition parties won seats, but won every seat again in the 1978, 1983 and 1988 elections.

In the 1993 elections it lost three seats, but retained a large majority. It won all 18 seats again in 1998, but the 2003 elections saw it win just three seats as it was defeated by the Union for Monaco alliance.

Electoral historyEdit

National Council electionsEdit

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position
1963
17 / 18
  1   1st
1968 26,184
18 / 18
  1   1st
1973
16 / 18
  2   1st
1978
18 / 18
  2   1st
1983
18 / 18
    1st
1988
18 / 18
    1st
1993
15 / 18
  3   1st
1998 First round 67.4%
18 / 18
  3   1st
Second round 49.5%
2003 42,892 41.5%
3 / 24
  13   2nd
2008 41,512 40.5%
3 / 24
    2nd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2013). "Monaco". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013.
  2. ^ Vincent E McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p640 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  3. ^ McHale, p641

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