Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, with 58% of the vote, easily won the UMP primary to become candidate for the Paris mayoralty. She was aided by national name recognition and the support of Bernard Debré, to whom she has family ties. She also overcame opposition by anti-gay marriage activists in the party, who called for a vote against her.
NKM is a rising star in the UMP and a presidential hopeful. Her performance in the mayoral elections will therefore be a harbinger of things to come. She will face Socialist Anne Hidalgo in March 2014.