France’s centre-right opposition is once more in disarray. Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is contesting the result of the UMP party’s leadership race just hours after his rival Jean Francois-Copé won by a whisker.
Fillon now claims that votes from three overseas territories were not counted. He has called on former Prime Minister Alain Juppé to take over while an inquiry is held. But Juppé has said he will only do so if both sides work together, which so far is not the case.