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Conservative Fillon wins French rightwing primary

Ex-prime minister Fillon will now become a favourite to be France's next President

AFP | PTI  |  Paris 

Francois Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, has clinched the rightwing nomination to stand in next year's presidential election with a resounding victory. Ex-prime minister Fillon will now become a favourite to be France's next leader after winning the US-style primary to pick the nominee of the Republicans party and its allies. Partial results showed him winning 67% of the vote with results counted from 9,193 polling stations out of 10,229. "France wants the truth and France want action," he told cheering ...

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