Sarkozy in danger as Fillon grabs French rightwing primary lead — UPDATE: Sarkozy concedes defeat

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© AFP | Former French prime minister Francois Fillon (R) leaves after voting on November 20, 2016 in Paris

PARIS (AFP) – Former French prime minister Francois Fillon took a strong lead in the first round of the rightwing presidential primary Sunday but ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy risks elimination, partial results showed.In a major surprise, Fillon had 42.8 percent of the vote to 26 percent for former prime minister Alain Juppe and 24.4 percent for Sarkozy, according to tallies from one third of polling stations.

Only the top two candidates progress to next week’s run-off.

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20 November 2016 – 22H25
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© AFP | Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy answers journalists’ questions after voting in Paris, on November 20, 2016
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Sarkozy concedes defeat in French rightwing primary
PARIS (AFP) – Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy conceded defeat in the first round of the rightwing presidential primary on Sunday after finishing third behind two former prime ministers.

“I did not manage to convince the voters,” Sarkozy said in a speech to supporters after he was beaten into a surprise third place behind Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe, who move into next Sunday’s run-off.

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One Response to “Sarkozy in danger as Fillon grabs French rightwing primary lead — UPDATE: Sarkozy concedes defeat”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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