Parti Populaire Française

  • PPF
Type of Entity
Corporate Body

Dates of Existence

Founded in 1936


A openly fascist party, the Parti Populaire Française, was founded in 1936 by Jacques Doriot. The PPF soon claimed a membership of about 100,000 drawn, in spite of a program that favored big business, from the lower middle and working classes, from some young intellectuals, and from a significant number of militants who came to it from parties of the left. Though Doriot tried to restrain his more exuberant followers, the PFF, became more overtly anti-Semitic and fascist. The PPF worked closely with the Gestapo.


  • Founded in France.


  • Verdict on Vichy : Power and prejudice in the Vichy France Regime / M. Curtis. – London, 2002. – p. 51, 264