The 2002 Union for a Popular Movement leadership election was held on November 17, 2002 to elect the leadership of the newly created Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un mouvement populaire, UMP).
2002 Union for a Popular Movement leadership election
|President before election
|Elected President |
Alain Juppé, a former Prime Minister and close ally of President Jacques Chirac, became the new party's first president.
Candidates seeking to run for the party presidency needed to win the endorsements of at least 3% of party members. Each candidate created a "ticket" with two other party members for the offices of vice-president and secretary-general of the UMP.
- Alain Juppé: mayor of Bordeaux, deputy for the Gironde's 2nd constituency and former Prime Minister between 1995 and 1997 (ex-RPR)
- Nicolas Dupont-Aignan: mayor of Yerres and deputy for the Essonne's 8th constituency (ex-RPR)
- Candidate for vice president: Sylvie Perrin (ex-RPR)
- Candidate for secretary-general: Christophe Beaudouin (ex-RPR)
- Rachid Kaci: former member of Alain Madelin's campaign staff in the 2002 presidential election (ex-DL)
- Brigitte Freytag: ex-RPR
- Candidate for vice president: Alexandre Chermezon (ex-RPR)
- Candidate for secretary-general: Cyril Lendrin (ex-RPR)
- Mourad Ghazli: ex-RPR
- Candidate for vice president: Catherine Rigny
- Candidate for secretary-general: Philippe Licha