France: unanimous vote, UMP to be named 'Les Républicains'

Debated name proposed by Sarkozy will be voted by militants

06 May, 10:58

    Former French president and leader of right-wing opposition party UMP Nicolas Sarkozy Former French president and leader of right-wing opposition party UMP Nicolas Sarkozy

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS - The political office of UMP, the right-wing opposition party led by Nicolas Sarkozy, has adopted almost unanimously its new name. It will be called ''Les Républicains'' and will also have a new statute. Out of the 51 members present, only one abstained, the mayor of Le Havre Edouard Philippe, close to ex-premier Alain Juppé.

    Opponents have accused the new name of being inspired by the American Republicans. Militants will vote on it at the end of May.(ANSAmed).

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