We're in the week between a first round of French conservative primaries and next Sunday's run-off where Nicolas Sarkozy's former prime minister François Fillon is on track to seal the deal against the more moderate Alain Juppé. Ahead of a televised debate, we ask: is France really falling for a Catholic conservative who professes his love for Margaret Thatcher and wants to take an axe to half a million civil service jobs?
PRoduced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.
Campaign advisor to François Fillon
Jerémie PATRIER LEITUS
Representative, Alain Juppé Youth Movement
Journalist, Radio France Internationale
Economist, Associate professor at Neoma Business School