Jean-Francois Cope, the head of France's right-wing UMP opposition, gives a press conference at the party headquarters on November 26, 2012 in Paris. Former prime minister Francois Fillon, 58, and ambitious UMP secretary general Jean-Francois Cope, 48, have traded accusations of fraud and bad faith since last November 18 party vote ended with Cope ahead by a handful of votes. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
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.