A combination of pictures made on November 26, 2012 shows a file picture taken on October 10, 2012 of former French Prime minister Francois Fillon (L) in Marseille, and a file picture taken on November 23, 2012 in Paris of UMP general secretary Jean-Francois Cope (R) in Paris. Called in to mediate the leadership dispute that has thrown the country's main right-wing opposition, the UMP, into turmoil, former French prime minister Alain Juppe threw in the towel late on November 25, 2012, after only 45 minutes of talks between Fillon and his rival, party secretary general Jean-Francois Cope. Former prime minister Francois Fillon, 58, and ambitious UMP secretary general Jean-Francois Cope, 48, have traded accusations of fraud and bad faith since the November 18 party vote ended with Cope ahead by a handful of votes. The crisis has thrown the UMP into turmoil and raised the spectre of an unprecedented split on the right. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT / THOMAS SAMSON
President of committee 'Reve d'enfants 2014' Karin Rudnicki-Schlumberger and Jean-Francois Cope with his wife Nadia attend the Matinee 'Reve d'enfants' with Opera 'Casse Noisette'. Organized by AROP at Opera Bastille on December 7, 2014 in Paris, France.
President of the UMP Jean-Francois Cope, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Nadine Morano depart from UMP headquarters after an extraordinary meeting of UMP right-wing opposition party July 8, 2013 in Paris, France. Sarkozy made his first political appearance since failing to secure a second term in office in May 2012 as he attended a party meeting for the troubled UMP party.