Jerome Lavrilleux (L), cabinet director of newly-elected president of the right-wing UMP opposition party, Jean-Francois Cope at the UMP's elections control committee (COCOE) talks on a mobile phone at the UMP party's headquarters in Paris on November 25, 2012. French lawyer and pro-Cope supporter, Francis Szpiner declared a 'desertion' the fact that French former Prime minister Francois Fillon's campaign director, Eric Ciotti slammed the door from the UMP's appeal elections control board, after considering it illegitimate and biased. 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
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President of the UMP Jean-Francois Cope arrives at the UMP headquarters to attend an extraordinary meeting of UMP right-wing opposition party July 8, 2013 in Paris, France. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy made his first political appearance since failing to secure a second term in office in May 2012 as he attended the party meeting for the troubled UMP party.
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Nadia Cope and her husband Jean Francois Cope attend the 'The Best 2013' Ceremony Awards 37th Edition at the Salons Hoche on December 16, 2013 in Paris, France.
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Politician Jean-Francois cope (R) and his sister Isabelle Cope attend Pasteur-Weizmann Gala at Chateau de Versailles on November 18, 2013 in Versailles, France.
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Jean Francois Cope and his wife Nadia attend '24 Jours' Paris Premiere at Publicis Champs Elysees on April 29, 2014 in Paris, France.
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UMP president Jean-Francois Cope, former Prime Ministers Francois Fillon and Jean-Pierre Raffarin attend the National Tribute honoring the late journalist then politician Dominique Baudis at Hotel des Invalides on April 15, 2014 in Paris, France.
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Jean-Francois Cope, president of UMP participates at the Questions to the Government at the french National Assembly on February 4, 2014 in Paris, France.