The Info List - Party Of The Corsican Nation

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The PARTY OF THE CORSICAN NATION (Corsican : U Partitu di a Nazione Corsa, PNC) is a Corsican nationalist and autonomist political party in the French island of Corsica
. It was founded in Corte in 2002 by members of three nationalist parties, Union of the Corsican People (UPC), A Scelta Nova and A Mossa Naziunale.

The PNC advocates autonomy for Corsica. It rejects the violent action by the National Liberation Front of Corsica
, as well as independence.

In the first round of the 2007 French presidential election the party supported Dominique Voynet
Dominique Voynet
, candidate for The Greens .

The party has one seat in the general council of Corse-du-Sud , eleven seats in the Corsican Assembly and one Member of the European Parliament , François Alfonsi
François Alfonsi
elected in the 2009 European election (South-East ) on the Europe Écologie list.

The party's candidate in the 2010 territorial elections , Gilles Simeoni won a record 18.4% of the vote in the first round and 25.88% in the runoff, his list winning 11 seats in the Corsican Assembly (up from five).

The PNC is a member of the European Free Alliance
European Free Alliance
and is pro-European and regionalist .