Copé Out: Right-Wing Party President Resigns Amid Scandal and Poor Election Results

On June 15, the resignation of Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP) party president Jean-François Copé will go into effect. The mayor of Meux and deputy from Seine-et-Marne took charge of the party in 2012 amidst infighting and a contest between him and François Fillon. Since then he has proven unable to unify the party. […]

Copé Officially Declared Winner … Barely.

UPDATED NOV. 22, 2012 TO REFLECT SITUATIONAL CHANGES:  After temporarely accepting the verdict of the Commission, Fillion then claimed three federations were left out of the recount. He now maintains he would have vote by 26 votes out of over 60 000. The Fillion supporters now plead for a « neutral » and temporary UMP presidency run […]