French 'Violet Rally’ to call for Sarkozy return

Vice-president of right-wing UMP party plans to hold a string of demonstrations to call for return of the man he dubs 'the right’s natural leader'.

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The vice-president of France’s opposition UMP party, Guillaume Peltier, announced on Tuesday that he planned to hold a string of demonstrations dubbed the “La Fête de la Violette” (the Violet Rally, in response to the Socialist Party's Rose symbol) to demand the return of party darling and former president Nicolas Sarkozy, reports France 24.