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Sarkozy Allies Urge Him To Return, Lead Divided Opposition

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June 05, 2014 AT 6:30 AM
Allies of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy lined up on Wednesday to call for his return to head an opposition UMP party beset by crisis, setting the stage for a comeback that could propel him to a re-election bid in 2017. According to the Harris Interactive poll, former prime minister Alain Juppe was the most popular among voters for the job with 20 percent preferring the mayor Bordeaux to lead the party, followed by Sarkozy's former premier Francois Fillioon with 11 percent and Sarkozy himself with only 9 percent.