Democratic and Republican Left
This is the first time since the 1958-1962 legislature that the Communists have been unable to form an exclusive group of Communist deputies.
Such a group requires 20 deputies. The Communists have demanded that the threshold be lowered from 20 to 15 deputies to form a parliamentary group. The threshold had already been lowered in 1988 from 30 to 20.
Members and Leadership
Today it has a total of 25 members, making it the third largest parliamentary group in this Assembly behind the UMP and Socialist-Radical-and Citizen group.
The leadership of this group should be rotating every 20 months, the current leader is the Communist Jean-Claude Sandrier.