- The center-right party Les Républicains holds Sunday and exactly one week later elections for the French presidential election next year. It is the first time that the party holding such elections and to vote to all French people in over 10,000 polling stations. The winner of this selection is likely to be the next president of the country.
As it looks now has Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN), the second round of the presidential elections in May 2017 and the other candidate will be a 'Republicain.
The winner will also determine how the center-right ranks begin to defend against populist FN. Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy takes some pull with anti-Muslim and anti-immigration themes of the radical front in the hope there will soon vote, while former Prime Minister Alain Juppe as much thoroughness and fairness tries to radiate. Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon does too and adds a series of liberal economic plans at.
The mayor of Bordeaux Juppe was long the favorite of center-right, but Sarkozy and Fillon approaching his position in polls. The remaining four candidates like him.