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# ump - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Nicolas Sarkozy is back in the driving seat of his old political party
# Presidential Race
# Presidential Race

Nicolas Sarkozy is back in the driving seat of his old political party

Nov 30th 2014, 2:10 PM 7,444 Views 23 Comments

It places him firmly on the starting blocks in his race back to the presidential palace

# ump - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on

Apr 23rd 2013, 10:43 AM 3,950 Views 59 Comments

The bill to legalise same-sex marriage is expected to be comfortably carried, which will make France the 14th country in the world to legalise marriage equality.

# ump - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Sarkozy ally Jean-Francois Cope wins leadership of French opposition
# France
# France

Sarkozy ally Jean-Francois Cope wins leadership of French opposition

Nov 20th 2012, 8:09 AM 1,847 Views 2 Comments

Amid claims of ‘ballot stuffing’ and ‘major fraud’ Jean-Francois Cope has won a divisive and close leadership election.

# ump - Monday 19 November, 2012

Both candidates to succeed Sarkozy claim win in French party election
# Pas De Deux
# Pas De Deux

Both candidates to succeed Sarkozy claim win in French party election

Nov 19th 2012, 8:17 AM 2,625 Views 3 Comments

Both Jean-Francois Cope and Francois Fillon say membesr of the centre-right UMP have elected them as its new leader.

# ump - Monday 28 November, 2011

Sarkozy's party denies new claims that Strauss-Kahn was set-up
# DSK
# DSK

Sarkozy's party denies new claims that Strauss-Kahn was set-up

Nov 28th 2011, 11:26 AM 1,469 Views 9 Comments

The denial comes following the emergence of new details in the case which forced the one-time French presidential favourite to resign earlier this year.

# ump - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Former French minister Tron charged with rape
# Tron
# Tron

Former French minister Tron charged with rape

Jun 23rd 2011, 3:45 PM 344 Views 4 Comments

Georges Tron resigned over the allegations last month.

# ump - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Debate on Islam in France ignites controversy
# France
# France

Debate on Islam in France ignites controversy

Apr 5th 2011, 4:08 PM 948 Views 0 Comments

A debate on the role of Islam in secular France just one week ahead of the outlawing of facial veils in public has led to cries of prejudice within the country.

# ump - Monday 21 March, 2011

Sarkozy’s party outperformed in local elections
# Sarkozy
# Sarkozy

Sarkozy’s party outperformed in local elections

Mar 21st 2011, 4:59 PM 547 Views 0 Comments

Preliminary results suggest opposition Socialists took majority of votes amid low turnout.