French right continues to squabble

Also in French news: Le Monde’s editor-in-chief dies on the job

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – France’s right-wing UMP political party remains in disarray after days of bitter and very public in-fighting that temporarily appeared resolved Tuesday 27 November. The two groups agreed to hold a new election for its leadership. But by Wednesday there was no agreement in sight on how to go about doing so. The squabble pits former premier Francois Fillon again st Jean-Francois Cope.

French newspaper Le Monde was dealing with a crisis of its own, with the sudden death from a heart attack at work Tuesday of 58-year-old Director Erik Izraelewicz. He was closing the next edition when he fell ill.

Links to other sites, UDP story: France24, Le Monde, Reuters and the Guardian on Izraelewicz