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 (gō′lĭz′əm, gô′-)
1. The political movement supporting Gen. Charles de Gaulle as leader of the French government in exile during World War II.
a. The political movement headed by Charles de Gaulle after World War II.
b. The political principles and goals of Charles de Gaulle and his followers.

Gaull′ist n.
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(ˈɡəʊlɪzəm; ˈɡɔː-)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the conservative French nationalist policies and principles associated with General Charles de Gaulle
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political movement founded on and supporting General de Gaulle's principles and policies
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(ˈgoʊ lɪz əm, ˈgɔ-)

1. a political movement in France led by Charles de Gaulle.
2. the principles and policies of the Gaullists.
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1. the principles and policies of Charles de Gaulle during World War II in support of the Free French and opposed to the Vichy regime.
2. the political principles, chiefly conservative and nationalistic, of de Gaulle as French president, 1959-69. — Gaullist, n., adj.
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nGaullismus m
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Secondly there are Conservatives and Labor, Gaullists and Socialists, Christian Democrat and Social Democrats, and other developing parties.
For 50 years, the Gaullists were in constant retreat.
Fillon's parents, a history professor mother and lawyer father, were also Gaullists, and he was brought up in comfortable circumstances near the western city of Le Mans.He studied journalism and then law.
Instead, Turkish Gaullists unite behind the pursuit of Turkish national and strategic interests in a pragmatic and realistic way without giving much premium to ideology.
Even though President Hollande has the lowest approval ratings of any Elysee Palace Sun King in the history of the Fifth Republic (this includes Pompidou, Chirac and Sarko!), I find it frightening that the National Front could dominate the French right, once the domain of the Gaullists. This is a formula for social unrest in the banlieues of Paris, Bordeaux, Lyons, etc, and an anti-euro, anti-capitalist, anti-high finance worldview that will only deepen France's economic malaise.
Gaullists no longer regularly win presidential elections in France, but there is no greater testament to his enduring influence than the fact that candidates from both the left and right still claim him as an inspiration.
Gaullists and Socialists are proud that they never compromised with Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Gaullists and Socialists are proud that they never compromised with Jean-Marie Le Pen, but he would not have negotiated with them, anyway.
(10) This favourable view was not limited to the Gaullists in power.
Despite the help he gave the general in 1940, Spears and de Gaulle later had a major disagreement over British and French authority in Syria and Lebanon where the British general was posted; so Gaullists (and most French biographers of de Gaulle) have dismissed the Spears version as a bid to diminish the Frenchman's standing.
Rod Kedward correctly identifies the creation of a defining 'Resistance myth' after World War II by Gaullists (le grand Charles having inherited armies, hidden arms, even a refurbished Algiers villa from Weygand, and glittering generals like de Lattre and Juin from Weygand's hatchery); and by French Communists, anything but pure from August 23, 1939 to the Nazi invasion of Russia.
This announcement was not well received by Gaullists and gave leftists reason to protest - indeed, they enjoyed the opportunity to criticise Sarkozy knowing that public opinion was strongly behind them.