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Latest update : 2012-05-25

Power struggles in the UMP

Trouble in the UMP? After François Fillon said the opposition had no "natural leaders" right-wing politicians come out in favour of the former prime minister or Jean-François Copé, likely contenders for the party leadership. And holidays courtesy of the state: one MP took his family away on his parliamentary expenses. Finally we weigh up the online campaign of the National Front's parliamentary candidates.

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2017-02-20 Sweden

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