The Debate

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?

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PRoduced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Laure FOURQUET.

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