The UMP and “Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy” hazardous nostalgia
French politics

The UMP and “Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy” hazardous nostalgia

On the last Wednesday, the “Association des Amis de Nicolas Sarkozy” (Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy Association, movement promoting and defending the Nicolas Sarkozy term’s political legacy) held its first conference at Paris about the former French president’s foreign policy. Most former ministers of Nicolas Sarkozy were present which Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Laurent Wauquiez… Jean-François Copé, current … Continue reading

A plethoric board
French politics

A plethoric board

After weeks of fratricide fight between Copé’s supporters and Fillon’s one who badly damaged its image, the UMP party published his governing board, a plethoric board which was largely commented by political observers. Twenty vice-presidents and fourteen secretaries and deputy secretaries are part of the new board led by Jean-François Copé, the UMP contested leader. … Continue reading

War is declared (continued)
French politics

War is declared (continued)

François Fillon confirmed what everybody was expecting. He is going to run the UMP’s Chair during the next November party’s Congress. The former French PM is entering in the ring and clearly clashes Jean-François Copé, the current UMP Secretary General. His objective? Being the UMP leader, sine qua none condition to be the Right-candidate for … Continue reading

War is declared
French politics

War is declared

He didn’t wait for the final outcome of the next legislatives to attack. François Fillon, former Nicolas Sarkozy PM and candidate to the National Assembly, recently declared there was no natural leader in the UMP since the leave of Nicolas Sarkozy anymore. François Fillon explicitly targeted Jean-François Copé, the current UMP Secretary General who wants … Continue reading