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for the Guinean party see Union for the New Republic (Guinea)

The Union for the New Republic (French: L'Union pour la nouvelle République, UNR), was a French political party founded on 1 October 1958 that supported Charles de Gaulle in the French presidential election, 1958


The UNR won 206 of 579 deputies in the November 1958 elections.

In 1962, the UNR grouped with the Gaullist Democratic Union of Labour (UDT) to form the UNR-UDT. They won 233 seat out of 482, slightly less than an absolute majority. 35 Independent Republicans boosted their support.

In 1967, UNR candidates running as the Democratic Union of the Fifth Republic (Union démocratique pour la Ve République) won 200 out of 486 seats.

In 1968, the UNR was renamed Union for the Defense of the Republic and later Union of Democrats for the Republic.

Secretaries General of the UNR

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