- The center-right party Les Républicains wants Francois Fillon as its candidate for the French presidential election next year. The former prime minister is heading for a big win in the second, decisive round of voting for the Conservatives.
He has counted with the half of the votes, clearly preferred over its more moderate rival Alain Juppé. These waited for the official results did not even now and congratulated his opponent early stage. It also promised to help Fillon in the campaign.
According to French media enjoyed Fillon (62) so far the support of 68.4 percent of voters, more than twice as much as the 71-year-old Juppé. The interest even EAA members could join, Sunday was great. Favorite Republican should the election campaign counterbalancing the eurosceptic populist Marine Le Pen of the National Front and the Socialist candidate.
Former head of state Nicolas Sarkozy, who hoped for a new term, was already previously off and decided to leave politics.