PARIS - "I'd assume that the younger generation our future," said Thursday the former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin UMP, implicitly opposing the possible return ofin the presidential election of 2017 .
"We do not bathe twice in the same river, they said," said the senator from Vienna on RMC and BFM TV Info.
The UMP former minister Bruno Le Maire, who recently met Nicolas Sarkozy, said on Tuesday that if the Senate Public former president decided to return to the forefront, the leaders of the UMP, which François Fillon and Jean -Francois Cope, rivals for the presidency of the UMP, have no other choice but to delete.
According to Le Canard Enchaîné, Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly said that he must "moral" to appear in 2017 in front of a François Hollande who "lowers the function (presidential) and the role of France."
An open primary, on the model of the Socialist primary, is theoretically in 2016 to identify the right candidate for president in 2017.
"I think it will be the problem of the UMP," said Jean-Pierre Raffarin, who spoke to Jean-Francois Cope in the battle for the leadership néogaulliste.
"I think our situation regarding the UMP presidential election will not be clarified in the next three years," he said.
The next president of the UMP, de facto successor Nicolas Sarkozy, will be appointed the next November 18 and 25 by a vote of members for a term of three years.
"Whoever will be elected, it will be immediately weakened by a primary project. The next morning, the others who have not necessarily been candidates will engage in a primary," said Jean-Pierre Raffarin.
"Not only those who have been elected have a dispute with the primary and then on the other hand, it has the shadow of Nicolas Sarkozy to the other side," he added.