France's Fillon seen as clear favourite in Sunday's conservatives primary – poll

By | November 25, 2016

PARIS: Former French prime minister Francois Fillon is seen winning the conservative presidential primary nomination for next year’s election with 61 percent of the vote against 39 percent for rival Alain Juppe, according to a poll by Opinionway on Friday.

The online poll of 550 registered voters who intend to cast their ballot in Sunday’s primary vote was carried out on Nov. 24 and 25, the pollster said in a statement.

Fillon and Juppe, who is also a former prime minister, were both wrapping up their campaigns with rallies in Paris and Nancy respectively on Friday night.

(Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Richard Balmforth)

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