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Union pour un Mouvement Populaire

The UMP (initially meaning Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle or "Union for the Presidential Majority", then renamed Union pour un Mouvement Populaire or "Union for a Popular Movement") is a French right-wing political party. It was founded in 2002 from the merger of the Rassemblement pour la République, Démocratie Libérale and a sizeable portion of the Union pour la Démocratie Française.

As its initial name shows, UMP supports the policies of president Jacques Chirac. It has a majority in both houses of the French Parliament.

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