Former French PM Fillon claims victory in a close election vote to head the UMP political party during a news conference in Paris

 
Former French PM Fillon claims victory in a close election vote to head the UMP political party during a news conference in Paris
Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon (C) claims victory in a close election vote to head the UMP political party during a news conference in Paris November 18, 2012. France's UMP party members voted on Sunday to select its leader between current secretary-general Jean-Francois Cope and Fillon. Both Cope and Fillon have claimed victory as leader of the UMP political party. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann