The Third force
in French) was a coalition which governed in France from 1947 to 1952. It was composed of center-left and center-right parties in order to defend the Fourth Republic
faced with the French Communist Party
(PCF) and Charles De Gaulle
's Rally of the French People
The parties-members were the Socialist party SFIO, the Christian-Democratic party MRP, the Radical Party, the National Center of Independents and Peasants and the Democratic and Socialist Union of the Resistance.