Sarkozy’s UMP struggles to stay united after by-election defeat

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Rather than urging electorate to vote against Front National candidate, Sarkozy says voters can 'decide for themselves', to dismay of some members.

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A by-election in eastern France has been nothing but bad news for ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party. Eliminated outright in the first round of the February 1 vote, it is now struggling to show a united front for the second round, reports FRANCE 24.