UMP Divides Along Copé-Fillon Lines as Standstill Continues

The battle for the head of the UMP has been raging on for well over two weeks, but despite attemps at mediation, negotiations have not gotten very far. A new meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled by Jean-François Copé ,who said he was not available. François Fillon’s entourage claims he is actually just trying to play […]

The Crazy Week of French Politics

Who could have imagined a week like this? Who could have imagined last Sunday how disruptive the week to come would be for all parties in French politics? Indeed, very few could have. Of course, there were some analysts who foresaw the risks at stake with the internal election in the former majority party. Some […]