French centrists back presidential hopeful Juppe

French centrists back presidential hopeful Juppe
 

France's UDI party of centrists threw their backing on Wednesday behind conservative former prime minister Alain Juppe ahead of a primary election next month.
Some 600 UDI elected officials and party head Jean-Christophe Lagarde offered their support for Juppe in an opinion piece in newspaper Le Monde.
Their backing boosts Juppe's chances of winning November's primary for centrists and conservatives to choose a candidate for the two-round presidential vote next April and May.
Though the 71-year-old Juppe regularly ranks as one of France's most popular politicians, he has struggled to cut a... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: Reuters
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