The Social Right
The Social Right (La Droite sociale) is a recognized movement within the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). It was created as an informal club and think-tank by Laurent Wauquiez, mayor of Le Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire) and a former cabinet minister.
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History and ideologyEdit
The Social Right was created in 2011 by Laurent Wauquiez and other UMP parliamentarians who wanted to emphasize the right's social policy, appeal to the middle-class and break the left's purported domination of social policy. It placed large emphasis on fighting welfare dependency, denounced as a "cancer" by Wauquiez.
Weight within the UMPEdit
Leadership and supportersEdit
- Interview de L. Wauquiez, Le Point, Dec 2011
- The movement's proposals on its website
- « La Droite sociale de Wauquiez veut réserver des logements sociaux “à ceux qui travaillent” », Le Point, 26/10/2011
- UMP : la Droite forte en tête du scrutin, Le Figaro, 20 November 2012