Fillon and Cope claim win in French UMP vote
19 November 2012 Last updated at 12:54 GMT
Both candidates have claimed victory in the race to become France's next opposition leader, in a contest marred by allegations of vote-rigging.
Hundreds of votes are said to separate right-wing candidate Jean-Francois Cope and ex-PM Francois Fillon.
Naga Munchetty reports.