- 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 Seats in the Senate Seats in the European Parliament Website www.cpnt.asso.fr Politics of France
Constitution of France
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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.
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, 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 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 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% 0
- ^ "Après le MPF, CPNT se raccroche à l’UMP". http://www.france-info.com/spip.php?article329770&theme=9&sous_theme=10..
- ^ "Ministry of the Interior results page". http://www.interieur.gouv.fr/sections/a_votre_service/resultats-elections/eur1999/001/080/index.html.
- ^ "Ministry of the Interior results page". http://www.interieur.gouv.fr/sections/a_votre_service/resultats-elections/eur1999/003/067/index.html.
- ^ Results of Libertas France, where CPNT was the junior party in a coalition including the stronger Movement for France
- ^ Libertas won one seat, but no CPNT candidate was elected
Libertas MovementEuropartyLibertas.euLobby groupLibertas InstituteEurofoundationLibertas FoundationTimelineOrigins • Lobby group • Lisbon I • Party • Recognition attempt • 2009 elections • Lisbon IISee alsoList of Declan Ganley organizations • Political positions of Libertas PeopleStaffMembers of member parties1See List of 2009 candidatesMembers of affiliated parties2See List of 2009 candidatesIndividual membersList of 2009 candidates • List of original signatoriesDisavowed people PartiesMember parties1Estonia • Germany • Ireland • Malta • Netherlands • Poland • Sweden • United KingdomAffiliated parties2CzechiaLibertas.cz3 • Nezávislí demokratéFranceChasse, Pêche, Nature, Traditions • Mouvement pour la FranceGermanyAUF - Partei für Arbeit, Umwelt und FamilieGreeceKomma Fileleftheron (1980)LatviaLatvijas Atmoda • Mūsu Zeme • Sociālā Taisnīguma PartijaPolandPortugalMovimento Partido da TerraSlovakiaSpainDisavowed partiesLibertas UK (England) • Party of Free Citizens (Czech Republic) • Libertas Slovensko3 (Slovakia) • Sloboda a Solidarita3 (Slovakia) • Libertas Bulgaria3 (Bulgaria) • Tautos Prisikėlimo Partija (Lithuania) • Polo dell'Autonomia (Italy) Elections2009 listsCzech Republic • Estonia • France • Greece • Germany • Ireland • Latvia • Malta • Netherlands • Poland • Portugal • Slovakia • Spain • United Kingdom Key1Member parties are members of Libertas.eu. Members of member parties are automatically members of Libertas.eu unless they choose otherwise.2Affiliated parties are not members of Libertas.eu but are otherwise associated. Members of affiliated parties are not members of Libertas.eu unless they choose to join as individuals.3Parties presenting as Libertas.eu affiliates/members but not sanctioned by Libertas.eu when presentation commenced.
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