Monday, November 19, 2012

Copé Wins, Alas

The new leader of the UMP is the old leader, J.-F. Copé, who won by a mere 89 votes out of nearly 180,000 cast. In other words, the party is deeply divided. Copé's election renders more likely a flirtation or worse with the Front National. The ultimate prize is the presidential nomination in 2017, of course, and much can happen between now and then.