Nicolas Sarkozy rejected as candidate for France’s presidential elections, polls suggest
The French Republicans are holding an election to determine who will be their candidate for the upcoming election, due to be held next year.
The first partial votes show Mr Sarkozy, who was in office from 2007 until 2012, failing to qualify for the second round.
Up against former prime ministers Alain Juppe and Francois Fillon, the initial figures put Mr Sarkozy last with 24.4 per cent of the vote, then Mr Juppe with 26 per cent and Mr Fillon steaming ahead with 42.8 per cent.
In what would be a devastating blow to Mr Sarkozy, the election's organiser Thierry Soler said: “I want to say... read more
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