François Fillon will not support any of the three declared candidates for the presidency of the UMP. “As a member of the interim leadership of the UMP, I do not take sides in this election,” said the former prime minister on Wednesday, September 24 France 2.
Neither Nicolas Sarkozy nor Bruno Le Maire, nor Hervé Mariton therefore benefit from official support of François Fillon, who says he wants to overcome personal quarrels. The candidate for the primary designation of the UMP presidential representative, to be organized in 2016, estimated that “Essentially, this is now the ideas” .
“With Nicolas Sarkozy and Alain Juppe, we does not have the same ideas about how to break the 35-hour, on how to reach retirement at age 65 on how to reduce deficits, how to change the school “, a detailed Francois Fillon, who takes a more liberal position than its rivals. After five years at Matignon, he said he “from teaching as we have not been able to dramatically change things.” A mea culpa in the form of criticism of Nicolas Sarkozy.