Jean-Francois Cope (C) is congratulated by team campaign members, Michele Tabarot (left) and Luc Chatel (second right) after the announcement of his victory in a battle for the leadership of the opposition right-wing UMP party. Photo:AFP Jean-Francois Cope (C) is congratulated by team campaign members, Michele Tabarot (left) and Luc Chatel (second right) after the announcement of his victory in a battle for the leadership of the opposition right-wing UMP party. Photo:AFP
Jean-Francois Cope (C) is congratulated by team campaign members, Michele Tabarot (left) and Luc Chatel (second right) after the announcement of his victory in a battle for the leadership of the opposition right-wing UMP party. Photo:AFP

Cope claims victory in tight fight to lead French opposition

Jean-Francois Cope (C) is congratulated by team campaign members, Michele Tabarot (left) and Luc Chatel (second right) after the announcement of his victory in a battle for the leadership of the opposition right-wing UMP party. Photo:AFP Jean-Francois Cope (C) is congratulated by team campaign members, Michele Tabarot (left) and Luc Chatel (second right) after the announcement of his victory in a battle for the leadership of the opposition right-wing UMP party. Photo:AFP
Jean-Francois Cope (C) is congratulated by team campaign members, Michele Tabarot (left) and Luc Chatel (second right) after the announcement of his victory in a battle for the leadership of the opposition right-wing UMP party. Photo:AFP
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