||This article needs to be updated. (March 2009)|
|President of France Arise|
23 November 2008
|Preceded by||Position Established|
|Member of the National Assembly|
12 June 1997
|Preceded by||Michel Berson|
|Mayor of Yerres|
25 June 1995
|Preceded by||Marc Lucas|
|Born||7 March 1961
|Political party||France Arise|
|Alma mater||IEP de Paris
École nationale d’administration
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan ([ni.kɔ.la dy.pɔ̃.ɛɲ.ɑ̃] born Nicolas Dupont, 7 March 1961) is a French gaullist and souverainist politician. He has been a delegate of the Essonne’s 8th constituency since 1997 and mayor of Yerres, Essonne since 1995.
A member of the centre right-wing Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party until January 2007, he has been the founder and the president of France Arise (DLF) since 23 November 2008. He is a co-president of the European political party EUDemocrats – Alliance for a Europe of Democracies.
2007 French presidential election
He intended to run for the 2007 French presidential election, but withdrew his candidacy on 16 March 2007 after failing to gather the necessary 500 signatures of elected officials.
2012 French presidential election
In November 2010, he announced his intention to run for the 2012 French presidential election and in March 2012 he announced that he had obtained the necessary 500 signatures to run as an official candidate.
Dupont-Aignan strongly advocates leaving the euro, calling it a “racket”, and proposes returning to the franc and retaining the Euro only as a reserve currency. He received 644,043 votes in the first ballot, or 1.79% of the votes cast, finishing seventh. His best showing (24.88%) was in Yerres, of which he is mayor.