FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo, former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, left, and French conservative party UMP secretary general Jean-Francois Cope pose for photographer

 

              FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo, former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, left, and French conservative party UMP secretary general Jean-Francois Cope pose for photographer
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo, former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, left, and French conservative party UMP secretary general Jean-Francois Cope pose for photographers before a televised debate in Saint Denis, outside Paris. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative party is holding emergency meetings Sunday to try to figure out who’s in charge, after a disputed election for its new leader that could reshape French politics. After a decade at the helm of one of the world’s leading economies, the Union for a Popular Movement party is now in shambles and may fall apart altogether. Central to the troubles is a debate among conservatives over immigration and Islam in France. The election a week ago split party members into those leaning toward the anti-immigrant far right, represented by Jean-Francois Cope, and those hewing to more centrist views, supporting Francois Fillon. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)