Tagged: French UMP party

Sarkozy challenged from the right

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (r.) is being challenged from within his own party by former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (l.).   The challenge could split Sarkozy’s ruling conservative party in the 2012 elections.  International relations Professor William Keylor reminds that Villepin was the aristocratic French foreign minister who scolded U.S. Secretary of State Powell during the U.N. debate […]