Latest update: 23/11/2012
Conservative party: the nightmare scenario (part 2)
The election of the president of France's conservative UMP party was supposed to be a straightforward affair. Former PM François Fillon was supposed to cruise to victory against Jean-François Copé. But the race turned out to be much closer than expected. More importantly, it has morphed into an ugly fight between both camps, with each claiming victory and accusing the other of cheating.
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
- Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine;
- Mathieu Doiret, IPSOS Polling Institute.
Prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo