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Occitan Party

Occitan Party
Partit Occitan
Leader Gustave Alirol
Founded 1987
Headquarters B. P. 31, 16270, Roumazières-Loubert
Ideology Occitan nationalism
Social democracy
European affiliation European Free Alliance
Colours Red
Aquitaine Regional Council
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Auvergne Regional Council
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Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council
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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Regional Council
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Politics of France
Political parties

The Occitan Party (Occitan: Partit Occitan) is a regionalist political party in France. Its aims include greater autonomy for the Occitania region of southern France. The Occitan Party was formed in Toulouse in 1987 through the union of different Occitanist movements (Volem Viure al Païs, Païs Nòstre etc.), of candidates to the 1986 regional elections and of various individuals.

The party's aims are:

  • To set up a credible Occitanist political movement, independent of all other parties and struggling for Occitan self-government.
  • To dis-alienate and raise the consciousness of the Occitan people.
  • To make the Occitan question come out in the political field.

Electoral and political action

Since 1987, the Occitan Party has contested elections at all levels in different constituencies. In the 1997 parliamentary elections, the POC's best candidates polled 1.8% of the vote. Party members hold office in a few townships, including Saint-Hostien.

The Occitan Party takes part in economical or regional development struggles. Its members are active in struggles for the keeping of local jobs, against wholesale tourist commercialization, against the nuclear power industry, and for the preservation of Occitania's natural environment. They also take part in the defence of the Occitan language and identity.

The Party's paper, Occitània, comes out every two months.

International relationships

The Occitan Party belongs to the Fédération Régions et Peuples Solidaires federation which brings together different regionalist and nationalist political movements in the French state. The Occitan Party also belongs to the European Free Alliance.

Internal organisation

Local or departmental committees are

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