Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy concedes defeat in France’s primary rightwing election after attempting dramatic political comeback

He said he would now vote for Fillon – a firm favourite.

The news came after polls put Marine Le Pen ahead of Nicolas Sarkozy as preferred leader in the latest French presidential election polls.

The far-right leader took 29 per cent of the vote when pitted against Les Républicains’ former president, with Nicolas Sarkozy eight points behind.

The Ipsos poll saw the strong leader edging further ahead as French conservative voters turned out on Sunday to choose their candidate for next year’s presidential elections ....