Politics in France: the UMP party splits in parliament

The ex-prime minister said the faction, Rassemblement pour l’UMP (R-UMP), would be disbanded if a new vote was announced. He disputes the victory of Jean-François Cope, whose narrow victory was reconfirmed by party officials. A compromise could be emerging under which the party would hold a referendum on the need for a new ballot. Fillon said he was in favor …

Politics in France: the UMP party splits in parliament

The ex-prime minister said the faction, Rassemblement pour l’UMP (R-UMP), would be disbanded if a new vote was announced. He disputes the victory of Jean-François Cope, whose narrow victory was reconfirmed by party officials. A compromise could be emerging under which the party would hold a referendum on the need for a new ballot. Fillon said he was in favor …