Union for a Popular Movement

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The Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire) is France's largest right-wing political party. It was initially aligned with the policies of Jacques Chirac, but has increasingly differed with him, especially when it officially expressed opposition to Turkey's membership in the European Union after Chirac supported it.

In 2007 the UMP nominated Nicolas Sarkozy (who is also the president of the party) for president. Sarkozy won the presidency in the second round of voting on May 6, 2007.

The party also holds a majority in both houses of the French Parliament, with Fran├žois Fillon serving as Prime Minister.

Famous members of the Union for a Popular Movement

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