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Ex-PM Juppe rules himself out of French presidency

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:34 PM

I confirm for a final time that I will not be a candidate to be president of the republic Alain Juppe tells a news conference in his hometown Bordeaux

ALAIN JUPPE. Bordeaux' mayor Alain Juppe looks on during a press conference on March 6, 2017 at the City Hall in the western French city of Bordeaux. Photo by Georges Gobet/ AFP

Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary

Nov 28, 2016 - 6:11 AM

UPDATED Francois Fillon will now become a favorite to be France s next leader after winning the US style primary to pick the nominee of the Republicans party and its allies

French member of Parliament and candidate for the right-wing primaries ahead of France's 2017 presidential elections, Francois Fillon smiles as he delivers a speech following the first results of the primary's second round on November 27, 2016, at his campaign headquarters in Paris. Eric Feferberg/AFP

Fillon the favorite as French right picks presidential nominee

Nov 27, 2016 - 4:26 PM

UPDATED The French presidential vote is seen as a key test for mainstream political parties after the success of Donald Trump in the United States and the Brexit campaign in Britain

Francois Fillon, candidate for the right-wing primaries ahead of the French 2017 presidential election, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Paris, on November 25, 2016, ahead of the primary's second round on November 27. Philippe Lopez/AFP

Sarkozy knocked out of French presidential race

Nov 21, 2016 - 8:46 AM

Ex president Nicolas Sarkozy is beaten into third place after a stunning upset by Francois Fillon who served as his prime minister with the veteran Alain Juppe finishing second

OUT. Former French President and candidate for the French right-wing presidential primary Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at his campaign headquarters after the vote's first round, on November 20, 2016 in Paris. Ian Langsdon/Pool/AFP

3-way race as French right holds presidential primary

Nov 20, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The US style primary is the first such contest by the French right organized partly in response to the rise of the far right National Front FN

People wave French flags during a public meeting for one of the candidates for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party primary ahead of the 2017 presidential election in Nice on November 15, 2016. Valery Hache/AFP

Trump looms large over French presidential race

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:57 AM

In the French election mainstream candidates all style themselves as uniquely qualified to prevent a similar upset by the far right

THE NEXT TRUMP? President of the French far-right party and presidential candidate for the 2017 French presidential elections Marine Le Pen smiles during the inauguration of her campaign headquarters in Paris on November 16, 2016. Alain Jocard/AFP

French presidential favorites head for debate showdown

Oct 12, 2016 - 10:40 AM

The brash Nicolas Sarkozy 61 is waging an uphill fight for a return to the office he held from 2007 to 2012 lagging far behind his mild mannered 71 year old rival Alain Juppe in voter surveys

FRONTRUNNERS. A combination of photographs created in Paris on September 21, 2016 shows candidates for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election, mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppe (L) pictured on January 20, 2012 in Paris and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy pictured on November 30, 2014 in Boulogne-Billancourt. Martin Bureau/AFP

France's Hollande would face wipeout in vote – survey

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:43 AM

Already France s least loved president Hollande would be routed in the first round of voting the survey for newspaper Le Figaro and TV news channel LCI says

French president Francois Hollande delivers a speechin Paris on September 1, 2016. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP

Sarkozy announces new bid for French presidency

Aug 23, 2016 - 12:01 AM

The next 5 years will be filled with danger but also with hope writes Sarkozy who makes no secret of his ambition to reconquer the top office

NICOLAS SARKOZY. This file photo taken on February 13, 2016 shows Former French president and Les Republicains (LR) right-wing main opposition party's leader Nicolas Sarkozy giving a speech during the LR National Council in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP