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Latest update : 2016-11-24

Battle for France's Right: Conservative Fillon vs. Moderate Juppé (part 1)

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?

Click here for PART TWO. 

PRoduced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

Our guests

François BOUVARD

Campaign advisor to François Fillon

Jerémie PATRIER LEITUS

Representative, Alain Juppé Youth Movement

Angela DIFFLEY

Journalist, Radio France Internationale

Nathalie JANSON

Economist, Associate professor at Neoma Business School

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