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Defeated Sarkozy says won't lead right in parliamentary poll

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy urged his right-wing UMP party to remain united after his re-election bid was defeated today, but warned he would not lead it into June's parliamentary elections.

world Updated: May 06, 2012 23:54 IST

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy urged his right-wing UMP party to remain united after his re-election bid was defeated today, but warned he would not lead it into June's parliamentary elections.

"Stay together. We must win the battle of the legislatives. I will not lead that campaign," he told senior party figures as he read them a draft of his concession speech, according to political sources at the meeting.