Debate Surrounds Paris UMP Primaries

Debate surrounds the impending UMP primaries for the city of Paris. The UMP federation announced on March 14 that open primaries would be held from May 31 to June 3 to choose the candidates for the center-right party to claim Paris for 2014. Six candidates are already vying for these municipal elections. The primaries are […]

The Upcoming French Mayoral Elections: A Reader’s Digest Version

Although 2013 is just getting started, Parisian politicians have already begun their preparations for the 2014 Paris municipal elections. Candidates from the two popular political parties, the leftist Parti Socialiste (PS) and the center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), must first win their individual primary elections in order to continue on to the 2014 […]