Sarkozy urges French center-right to re-invent itself

November 7, 2014 8:11 PM

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Sarkozy urges French center-right to re-invent itself

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, back in politics after a two-year retirement, announced plans on Friday to revamp his center-right UMP party if named this month as its chairman.

Sarkozy, beaten by Socialist Francois Hollande in the 2012 presidential election, wants to go on to secure the UMP ticket for the next contest in 2017. But his comeback is being clouded by several legal cases involving him and the party.

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