French Primary Elections - Who gets to fight Marine le Pen at La Présidentielle 2017?

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French Primary Elections - Who gets to fight Marine Le Pen at La Présidentielle 2017?

Voting in the first round of the republican primary took place today, November 20th.

French centre-right Republican Party holds presidential primary - BBC News

There are seven candidates:
Nicolas Sarkozy, 61, who in 2012 failed to be re-elected after a single five-year term. He has since moved to the right on immigration and security issues.
Alain Juppe, 71, who has campaigned as a moderate and a unifying figure in the aftermath of jihadist attacks. He has been seen as a frontrunner.
Francois Fillon, 62, a centrist who was Mr Sarkozy's PM and has promised deep market reforms. He has enjoyed a late surge in polls.
Bruno Le Maire, 47, an outsider with a technocratic image who offers a 1,000-page "contract with the French".
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, 43, a former environment minister who has called for cannabis to be decriminalised.
Jean-Francois Cope, 52, a former party chief seen as the standard bearer of an "uninhibited right".
Jean-Frederic Poisson, 53, a conservative who stresses Christian values.
The big three are Sarkozy, Juppé and Fillon. At least one of these will be eliminated in this round of voting. The second round takes place next Sunday, November 27. This is a head-to-head between the two candidates with the most votes after the first round. The winner of the republican primary is likely to face FN leader Marine le Pen in the final round of voting at the presidential election in May of next year.

Such a scenario assumes that the Socialist candidate will be eliminated in the first-round of voting for the presidency. President Francois Hollande will be challenged by at least two of his former ministers for the nomination at the Socialist primary in January. Despite the incumbent president's persistent levels of unpopularity, it would be surprising were he not to be selected as the Socialist candidate.

François Hollande gets mugged by political sons – POLITICO
 
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Based on exit polls, Sarkozy has been eliminated
 

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Just on a point of information, Macron has avoided the chore of this pre-first electoral round of primaries by leaving the PS some months ago to start his own political movement, "En Marche!" of which he is naturally the sole presidential candidate.
 
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Fillon by a long way.

Sarkozy rolling in the dust in the road behind him.
 

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Did Fillon do well enough to avoid a second round in the primary
 

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Just on a point of information, Macron has avoided the chore of this pre-first electoral round of primaries by leaving the PS some months ago to start his own political movement, "En Marche!" of which he is naturally the sole presidential candidate.
Not uncommon in France, plenty of small left-wing and right-wing candidates from micro-parties in every presidential election. It appears Fillon and Juppé are level at the head of the field:

Exclusif: Sarkozy éliminé dès le 1er tour de la Primaire - News Monde: Europe - tdg.ch
 

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Voting in the first round of the republican primary took place today, November 20th.

French centre-right Republican Party holds presidential primary - BBC News

There are seven candidates:


The big three are Sarkozy, Juppé and Fillon. At least one of these will be eliminated in this round of voting. The second round takes place next Sunday, November 20. This is a head-to-head between the two candidates with the most votes after the first round. The winner of the republican primary is likely to face FN leader Marine le Pen in the final round of voting at the presidential election in May of next year.

Such a scenario assumes that the Socialist candidate will be eliminated in the first-round of voting for the presidency. President Francois Hollande will be challenged by two of his own former ministers, Emmanuel Macron and Arnaud Montebourg, for the nomination at the Socialist primary in January. Despite the incumbent president's persistent levels of unpopularity, it would be surprising were he not to be selected as the Socialist candidate.

François Hollande gets mugged by political sons – POLITICO
Surely the 2nd round is next weekend Sunday 27th?
 

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Just on a point of information, Macron has avoided the chore of this pre-first electoral round of primaries by leaving the PS some months ago to start his own political movement, "En Marche!" of which he is naturally the sole presidential candidate.
OK, so he's definitely not in the primary?
 

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Btw, Laurent Delahousse is the handsomest guy ever.
 

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folks where are you getting the exit poll results from?
 
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folks where are you getting the exit poll results from?
TV. They literally do a countdown from ten when the booths close on election day. It is always precise and accurate.
 


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