OUR HistorY

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3 October 2020

Change of name of the party to VIA | la voie du peuple (VIA | the way of the people) and election of Jean-Frédéric Poisson as president, modification of the statutes, installation of a new management team.

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24 September 2020
Publication of Jean-Frédéric Poisson’s latest book « La Voix du Peuple » (The voice of the people) and launch of the quarterly review « Le Nouveau Conservateur » (The New Conservative), whose director of publication is Jean-Frédéric Poisson and editor is Paul-Marie Coûteaux.
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16 July 2020
Announcement of Jean-Frédéric Poisson’s candidacy for the 2022 presidential election.
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June 2017
The Parti Chrétien-Démocrate (PCD/Christian Democratic Party) runs more than 120 candidates to the legislative elections throughout France.
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November 2016
Jean-Frédéric Poisson receives nearly 62,000 votes in the Right-wing primary. During the second round, he chooses to support the candidacy of François Fillon.
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September 2015
Jean-Frédéric Poisson, President of the PCD, announces his candidacy for the Right-wing primary.
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May 2015
PCD joins the Mouvement politique chrétien européen (ECPM/European Christian Political Movement).
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March 2015
Christine Boutin is re-elected to the General Council of Yvelines, with 69.15% of the votes against the Front National candidate.
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March 2014
The PCD obtains many local elected officials across France (mayors, deputy mayors, municipal councillors…), including several in Paris.
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16 November 2013
Following a vote by the party members, Jean-Frédéric Poisson is elected President of the PCD with 73.78% of the votes and succeeds Christine Boutin.
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10 July 2013
Christine Boutin announces her resignation as President of the Christian Democratic Party.

Charles-Henri Jamin is appointed interim president by the political bureau.

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10 June 2012
The PCD presents more than one hundred candidates for the legislative elections.

Jean-Frédéric Poisson is elected in the 10th constituency of Yvelines with 53.65%.

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May 2012
The former PCD logo was a variation of the former FRS logo and was therefore more than 10 years old. The initials PCD are surrounded by four light and dark blue brackets. They symbolise fraternity, dynamism, and the coherence of Christian Democratic values. The new PCD logo and visual identity were deployed from this date.
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13 February 2012

Christine Boutin and the PCD form an alliance with Nicolas Sarkozy for the presidential election. Christine Boutin withdraws her candidacy and joins the strategic committee of the outgoing president’s campaign.

« I have concluded an alliance with Nicolas Sarkozy, founded on ideas, to counter François Hollande’s project and make France win. The ethical and social right that the Christian Democratic Party represents will have its full place in the presidential campaign. We will present a hundred candidates for the legislative elections, in full agreement with the President. »

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10 and 11 september 2011
The PCD organises its first summer university in Lyon. Christine Boutin delivers one of the founding speeches of her campaign.
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20 June 2011
Christine Boutin, President of the PCD and former Minister, announces her candidacy for the 2012 presidential election in Montfermeil.

Xavier Lemoine, mayor of Montfermeil, is one of the spokespersons of the campaign.

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4 April 2011
At the National Council, the PCD executives vote massively in favour of a PCD candidacy for the 2012 presidential election.
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April 2011
The PCD presents some thirty candidates in the cantonal elections.

More than a third of the PCD candidates were selected for the second round.

3 are elected in Yvelines.

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April 2010
The PCD presents about thirty candidates in the regional elections.
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20 June 2009
Following a vote by its members, the Forum des Républicains Sociaux officially becomes the Parti Chrétien-Démocrate (Christian Democratic Party) at its National Council.
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31 January 2009
At the National Convention, the FRS adds to its name the appellation « Démocratie Chrétienne Sociale » (Social Christian Democracy).
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August 2007
Jean-Frédéric Poisson, vice-president of the FRS and deputy of Yvelines, participates in the Joint Commission on the bill about the continuity of public service.
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17 June 2007
Victory of Christine Boutin and her deputy Jean-Frédéric Poisson in the legislative elections in the 10th constituency of Yvelines: Christine Boutin achieves her best score for a legislative election with 58.37% of the votes cast.

Having chosen to remain at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Jean-Frédéric Poisson, her deputy, became deputy for the 10th constituency of Yvelines.

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18 May 2007
Christine Boutin is appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs: After the handover between Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, Christine Boutin is appointed Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs in François Fillon’s government. For the first time, a member of the FRS becomes a minister.
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February 2007
Vote of the law on the Droit au logement opposable (DALO/Right to Opposable Housing), for which Christine Boutin was rapporteur. This law was one of the FRS proposals.
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December 2006
Christine Boutin, president of the FRS, renounces her candidacy for the 2007 presidential election and supports Nicolas Sarkozy, to whom she will be the political advisor.
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9 October 2002
The FRS represented by Christine Boutin signs an association contract with the UMP represented by Alain Juppé.
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7 September 2002
The FRS meets its departmental delegates and sets up a management team.
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23 April 2002
The FRS becomes a founding and associate member of the newly created UMP (Union for a popular Movement) for a between the two rounds of the presidential election.
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22 April 2002
Meeting with Jacques Chirac to set up a social cohesion pact.
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21 April 2002

First round of the presidential election: Christine Boutin gets 1.2% of the votes, i.e., 340,000 voters.

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2002
Christine Boutin’s presidential campaign.
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2001
Foundation of the Forum des républicains sociaux (FRS/Social Republican Forum)
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