France: Former PM Fillon wins party ticket for presidential election



    France: Former PM Fillon wins party ticket for presidential election

    Nov 28, Paris: Francois Fillon will be vying for President in next year's French presidential election  after a landslide  victory at the conservative party\s primaries.

    With nearly all the ballots counted, he had won 66.5% to 33.5% for his run-off rival, Alain Juppe.

    According to the Harris interactive poll quoted by BFMTV (in French),  Fillon would lead the National Front candidate by 26% to 24% in the first round, then win the run-off against her by 67% to 33%. Juppe, also a former prime minister and regarded as more moderate, congratulated Fillon and pledged to support him in his bid to become president.


    The Oslo Times/Agencies

     
     

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