Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition

Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition
Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition
Chasse, pêche, nature et traditions
Leader Frédéric Nihous
Founded 1989
Headquarters BP 87546 64075 Pau
Ideology Agrarianism,
European affiliation Libertas
European Parliament Group Europe of Democracies and Diversities
Official colours Green, Gold
Seats in the National Assembly
0 / 577
Seats in the Senate
0 / 343
Seats in the European Parliament
0 / 72
Politics of France
Political parties
Constitution of France
Parliament; Government; President
Nihous, 2007 presidential candidate

Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition (French: Chasse, Pêche, Nature, Traditions, abbreviated as CPNT) is an agrarianist French political party which aims to defend the traditional values of rural France. Its current leader is Frédéric Nihous. The party states it is neither right or left but represents rural people on the whole in their diversity.

The party is a member of the Presidential Majority of Nicolas Sarkozy.



Formed in 1989, it contested both the European elections of 1989 and 1994 without success. In 1999, it obtained six seats, led by Jean Saint-Josse who was at the top of the list. It lost all representation at the following election to the European Parliament in 2004, when it obtained less than the minimum 3% of votes that allow a party to be reimbursed for campaign expenses. Consequently, it faced a deficit of 300,000 euros. At one stage, it had 32 regional councillors, but lost all of them in that same year. After these problems, most members of the CPNT have joined the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) or the Movement for France, but the party is still in existence, and nominated Frédéric Nihous, a hunter from Northern France, as a candidate in the Presidential election of 2007. Nihous won 1.15% of votes only, much lower than Jean Saint-Josse in 2002.

In the 2009 European Parliament election, the party ran as the junior partner of the Movement for France under the etiquette of the Libertas political movement led by Irish businessman Declan Ganley. They won 4.8% of the vote, but only one seat, that of MPF leader Philippe de Villiers.

In August 2009, CPNT President Frédéric Nihous announced interest in joining the Liaison Committee for the Presidential Majority, which co-ordinates the parties which support the policies of President Nicolas Sarkozy.[1]


Popular support and electoral record

CPNT is strong, for obvious reasons, in certain rural areas of France with an important community of hunters. It is strong in the Somme River estuary to the west of Abbeville, in the Manche department and the Gironde department. In the 1999 European election, CPNT won 25% of the vote in the Somme,[2] 15.4% in the Manche, 15.2% in the Landes department and 11.9% in Gironde. In stark contrast, the party barely won 1% of the vote that year in the Alsatian department of Bas-Rhin[3] and did poorly in the east of France, much more industrialized and much less agrarian.

CPNT has three general councillors: one in the Somme, one in Gironde and one in the Hérault department.


President of the French Republic
Election year Candidate # of 1st round votes  % of 1st round vote # of 2nd round votes  % of 2nd round vote
2002 Jean Saint-Josse 1,204,863 4.23%
2007 Frédéric Nihous 420,645 1.15%


French National Assembly
Election year # of 1st round votes  % of 1st round vote # of 2nd round votes  % of 2nd round vote # of seats
2002 422,448 1.67% 0
2007 213,427 0.82% 0

European Parliament

European Parliament
Election year # of votes  % of overall vote # of seats won
1989 749,741 4.13% 0
1994 771,061 3.96% 0
1999 1,195,727 6.77% 6
2004 297,389 1.73% 0
2009 826,357 4.80%[4] 0[5]

See also


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hunting — Hunter redirects here. For other uses, see Hunter (disambiguation). For other uses, see Hunting (disambiguation). Boar hunting, tacuinum sanitatis casanatensis (14th century) Hunting is the practice of pursuing any l …   Wikipedia

  • Nature — This article is about the physical universe. For other uses, see Nature (disambiguation). Natural and Natural World redirect here. For other uses, see Natural (disambiguation). See also: Natural environment Hopetoun Falls, Australia …   Wikipedia

  • Fox hunting — For other uses, see Fox hunting (disambiguation). Master of foxhounds leads the field from Powderham Castle in Devon, England, with the hounds in front. Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase, and sometimes killing of a fox,… …   Wikipedia

  • Reindeer hunting in Greenland — is of great importance to the Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) and sporting hunters, both residents and tourists. Reindeer (Caribou) are an important source of meat, and harvesting them has always played an important role in the history, culture, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Government of France — This article is about the political and administrative structures of the French government. For French political parties and tendencies, see Politics of France. For a history of how the current constitution was enacted, see French Fifth Republic …   Wikipedia

  • President of France — President of the French Republic …   Wikipedia

  • CPNT — may stand for:*Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition (French: Chasse, Pêche, Nature, Traditions, abbreviated as CPNT), an agrarianist French political party. *Nature Protection and Tourism Club (Romanian: Clubul pentru Protectia Naturii si Turism) …   Wikipedia

  • Movement for France — Mouvement pour la France Leader Philippe de Villiers Founded 1994 …   Wikipedia

  • Hérault — For other uses, see Hérault (disambiguation). Hérault   Department   …   Wikipedia

  • French presidential election, 2007 — Infobox Election election name = French presidential election, 2007 country = France type = presidential ongoing = no previous election = French presidential election, 2002 previous year = 2002 next election = French presidential election, 2012… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.