Pè a Corsica

Pè a Corsica is a Corsican nationalist political party in France , which calls for more autonomy for Corsica . More specifically, it is a coalition [1] (led by the authorist Gilles Simeoni [2] [3] ) of the two Corsican nationalist parts active on the island; [4] That is, the moderately autonomist Femu a Corsica and the strongly committed separatist Corsica Libera (which won respectively 17.62% and 7.73% of the vote in the first round of the 2015 French regional elections . [5]The party is led by the author Gilles Simeoni. [2] [3] The alliance was re-elected for the 2017 territorial election . [6]


Corsican nationalism HAS calls for the island’s autonomy in France, if not outright independence, Following a movement Developed since the 1920’s with the establishment of the Regionalist Corsican Action Party ( Partitu Corsu of Azzione / Party Corsica Action ) in the town of Bastia . The 2003 Corsican referendum on increased volatility by a narrow majority. From the 70’s up until 2014, there have been many bombings and aggravated assaults claimed by a militant group going by the name of FLNC . By 2012, polls showed more support for increased devolution within France (51%) [7] than for outright independence (stuck at 10-15%). [8]

Electoral performance

In the December French Regional Elections, 2015 in Corsica, Pè a Corsica won 24 of 51 seats. Mayor of Bastia Gilles Simeoni won the election with 35.34% of the vote. Jean-Guy Talamoni, leader of Corsica Libera, said: „It’s been a 40-year-long march to arrive here.“ Corsica is not just a French administrative constitution – it’s a country, a nation, a people. “ [9]


  1. Jump up^ „Here are 51 names on the list“ Per a Corsica “ “ . Corsican Morning (in French).
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Gilles Simeoni winner of the territorial 2015: jubilation in Ajaccio – Corsica Morning
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Territorial: the nationalist Gilles Simeoni, new strongman of Corsica – Corsica Via Stella
  4. Jump up^ Presentazione di a lista „Pè a Corsica“ – Femu a Corsica
  5. Jump up^ Regional elections and assemblies of Corsica, Guyana and Martinique 2015 – Results of the region on the 1st and 2nd round, Interior Ministry of France
  6. Jump up^ Ludovic Galtier (2 December 2017). „Territorial elections in Corsica: what to know before the December 3rd poll“ . RTL. Agence France-Presse . Retrieved 2 December 2017 .
  7. Jump up^ Jérôme Fourque – Survey on the situation in Corsica: Detailed results
  8. Jump up^ Jérôme Fourquet, Francois Kraus, Alexandre Bourgine – The Corsicans and their perception of the situation on the island: Detailed results
  9. Jump up^ Kim Willsher. „Corsican nationalists win historic victory in French elections“ . The Guardian . Retrieved 2016-01-04 .