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Latest update : 2012-11-15

France's Conservative Party: Who will lead it post-Sarkozy?

François Fillon versus Jean-François Copé: on Sunday, the white smoke will come out of the UMP party, and there can only be one new leader. Also, President Hollande tries to show he knows what he is doing by granting a major press conference. Can he bounce back from his disastrous poll figures?

On the set:

  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine.

Produced by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo.

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