Jean-François Copé


Jerome Lavrilleux , cabinet director of newly-elected president of... News PhotoCabinet Member,Control,Democracy,Election,France,French Culture,Headquarters,Horizontal,Jean-François Copé,Lawyer,Meeting,Opposition Party,Organized Group,Paris - France,Political Party,Politics,President,Right-Wing,Supporter,Union for a Popular MovementPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPJerome Lavrilleux (C), cabinet director of newly-elected president of the right-wing UMP opposition party, Jean-Francois Cope at the UMP's elections control committee (COCOE) hold UMP electoral files beside French lawyer and pro-Cope supporter, Francis Szpiner (R) at the UMP party's headquarters in Paris on November 25, 2012, after a COCOE meeting. Szpiner declared a 'desertion' the fact that French former Prime minister Francois Fillon's campaign director, Eric Ciotti slammed the door from the COCOE after considering it illegitimate. Party heavyweight Juppe, a former premier and foreign minister, will hold a mediation meeting later in the day 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. The talks are to establish who actually won the leadership and whether mutual allegations of ballot rigging have any foundation. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)