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French MP of rightwing opposition party UMP Jerome Chartier ally of... News Photo 156975980Arts Culture and Entertainment,Candidate,Defeat,Former,France,François Fillon,Horizontal,Journalist,Leadership,National Assembly,Opposition Party,Paris,Political Party,Politics,Prime Minister,Right-Wing,Talking,Teamwork,Union for a Popular MovementPhotographer PIERRE VERDYCollection: AFP 2012 AFPFrench MP of right-wing opposition party UMP, Jerome Chartier, ally of former prime Minister Francois Fillon, the defeated candidate for the leadership of the UMP speaks to journalists on November 26, 2012 in Paris at the National Assembly. The statement takes part after the meeting of the UMP's appeal elections control board which confirmed the decision of the UMP's elections control committee (COCOE) declaring the victory of Jean-Francois Cope as new president of UMP, elected on November 19, 2012. The appeal followed the failure of the mediation by party heavyweight Alain Juppe, a former premier and foreign minister, with the right-winger, who was declared the winner of November 22 knife-edge vote to pick a party leader, Jean-Francois Cope, and his centrist rival Francois Fillon. AFP PHOTO PIERRE VERDY (Photo credit should read PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)