France`s Sarkozy elected chief of right-wing UMP party

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Saturday elected to lead his conservative UMP opposition party, a key battle in the race to presidential elections in 2017.

Paris: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Saturday elected to lead his conservative UMP opposition party, a key battle in the race to presidential elections in 2017.

The 59-year-old beat his two rivals with 64.5 percent of votes to take the head of the bitterly-divided party which has been torn apart by leadership tussles and financial scandals.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close