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Valerie Begue has been told she should immediately take off her Miss France crown because of suggestive pictures published by a French magazine.
Ms Begue - who became Miss France less than a fortnight ago - refused to resign, saying she had been betrayed.
She had returned on Thursday to an enthusiastic welcome on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
Before the competition, contestants guarantee that they have never been photographed in compromising positions.

One of the pictures shows her licking yoghurt provocatively, while another has her floating on a wooden cross in a swimming pool.

The President of the Miss France contest, Genevieve de Fontenay, went on French radio to insist that Valerie Begue would have to stand down.
If she did not, Ms de Fontenay said she would be stripped of her crown.
"She is in Reunion. Well, let her stay there," she said.
She went on to say that if she had been aware of the pictures, Ms Begue "would never have been let into the Miss France competition".
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My question is on the following sentence of the above:

The President of the Miss France contest, Genevieve de Fontenay, went on French radio to insist that Valerie Begue would have to stand down.

What is the meaning of 'would have to stand down' here ?

Is it hypothetical?
Is it similar to 'she must stand down'?
Is it similar to 'she has to stand down'?

I can't figure out the grammatical nature of 'would have to stand down' in this context.
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RotterValerie Begue has been told she should immediately take off her Miss France crown because of suggestive pictures published by a French magazine.

Ms Begue - who became Miss France less than a fortnight ago - refused to resign, saying she had been betrayed.

She had returned on Thursday to an enthusiastic welcome on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

Before the competition, contestants guarantee that they have never been photographed in compromising positions.
One of the pictures shows her licking yoghurt provocatively, while another has her floating on a wooden cross in a swimming pool.

The President of the Miss France contest, Genevieve de Fontenay, went on French radio to insist that Valerie Begue would have to stand down.

If she did not, Ms de Fontenay said she would be stripped of her crown.

"She is in Reunion. Well, let her stay there," she said.

She went on to say that if she had been aware of the pictures, Ms Begue "would never have been let into the Miss France competition".
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My question is on the following sentence of the above:

The President of the Miss France contest, Genevieve de Fontenay, went on French radio to insist that Valerie Begue would have to stand down.

What is the meaning of 'would have to stand down' here ?

Is it hypothetical?
Is it similar to 'she must stand down'?
Is it similar to 'she has to stand down'?

I can't figure out the grammatical nature of 'would have to stand down' in this context.

It's reported speech. "She says she will have to stand down ~ she said she would have to stand down."
Thanks Philip

Is it a fututre perfect sentence?
She says she will have to stand down . Does it mean she should give up the crown at some point in the future?
I am not sure.

I would write something like 'she has to stand down or she should stand down'.
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RotterThanks Philip

Is it a fututre perfect sentence?
She says she will have to stand down . Does it mean she should give up the crown at some point in the future?
I am not sure.

I would write something like 'she has to stand down or she should stand down'.
No, it isn't a "perfect" form of a verb. "have to" here = must
So 'will have to' means must here.

Tomorrow I must train at the gym. I will go there after lunch.

1. Tomorrow I must train calf muscles, triceps, biceps, quadriceps apart from the treadmill, stair climber and exercise bicycle.

2. Tomorrow I will have to train calf muscles, triceps, biceps, quadriceps apart from the treadmill, stair climber and exercise bicycle.

In the second sentence I replace the word 'must' with 'will have to train'.
Are they synanymos? I don't think so.
Pretty much synonymous in this case.

Philip is right, just read again what he says and drink a cup of strong coffee.
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Thanks Marius

I don't drink coffee. I drink tea most of the time because I was born inthe wrong hemisphere.
Canadians and Europeans drink coffee. I am sure you drink coffee. I know some people drink coffee even in the evening. No insomnia!

Let us take another example.

5. Tomorrow I must buy a Christmas present to my girlfriend.
I hope to do it when I go to the gym. On the way to the gym, I could do some shopping.

6. Tomrrow I will have to buy a Christmas present to my girlfriend.

For my ears, the sixth sentence sounds odd.

It is a necessity. It is imperative. So it is natural to write 'must buy'.

Does the words 'will have to' simply replaces the word 'must' ?
I know for sure it is incorrect to write the word 'must' in the past.

7. Yesterday I must buy some ... This is wrong.
8. Yesterday I had to buy some ... This is correct