Bordeaux mayor and founder of the French opposition right-wing UMP party, Alain Juppe answers journalists' questions as he participates in the 'Le Grand Rendez-Vous' program at the headquarters of French radio station Europe 1 in Paris, on November 25, 2012. Party heavyweight Juppe, a former premier and foreign minister, will hold a mediation meeting later in the day with the right-winger, who was declared the winner of November 22 knife-edge vote to pick a party leader, Jean-Francois Cope, and his centrist rival Francois Fillon. The talks are to establish who actually won the leadership and whether mutual allegations of ballot rigging have any foundation. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppe, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, owner of the French winery Chateau Mouton Rothschild, and Frederic Mitterrand attend the dinner of Conseil des Grand Crus Classes of 1855 hosted by Chateau Mouton Rothschild on June 16, 2013 in Pauillac, near Bordeaux, France.
Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (L), owner of the French winery Chateau Mouton Rothschild, and Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppe attend the dinner of Conseil des Grand Crus Classes of 1855 hosted by Chateau Mouton Rothschild on June 16, 2013 in Pauillac, near Bordeaux, France.
Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, owner of the French winery Chateau Mouton Rothschild, her husband Jean-Pierre de Beaumarchais, Frederic Mitterrand, Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppe and Philippe Casteja, President of Conseil des Grands Crus Classes of 1855, attend the dinner of Conseil des Grand Crus Classes of 1855 hosted by Chateau Mouton Rothschild on June 16, 2013 in Pauillac, near Bordeaux, France.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe arrive for talks with EU and IMF representatives on November 2, 2011 in Cannes, France. The French politicians arrived on the eve of the G20 Summit of Heads of State for last minute crisis talks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on eurozone debt.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (C) and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe (across) hold talks on a boat on the Spree river on August 29, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The two men discussed stability of the Euro and the current situation in Libya, among other matters. Westerwelle is currently under increasing pressure from ranks within his own party, the German Free Democrats (FDP), many of whom see him as a liability following Westerwelle's reluctance to acknowledge the role of NATO in helping the rebels in Libya defeat forces loyal to Moamer Gaddafi.
Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppe, UEFA President Michel Platini, UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA EURO 2016 SAS chairman Jacques Lambert arrive at the Elysee Palace for a lunch with French President Francois Hollande for the UEFA EURO 2016 launch on 11 September 2014, in Paris, France. The UEFA EURO 2016 is the 15th European Soccer Championship taking place in France from 10 June to 10 July, 2016.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, French President of the Senate Gerard Larcher and Foreign Affairs Minister Alain Juppe attend the annual Bastille day parade on the Place de la Concorde on July 14, 2011 in Paris, France. The French National Day celebrates its revolution in the1789 through various parades in the storming of the Bastille in 1789 through various parades and official ceremonies throughout France.