French conservative rivals spar over multiculturalism in primary debate

French conservative rivals spar over multiculturalism in primary debate

Two former French prime ministers, Alain Juppé and François Fillon, clashed on Thursday over multiculturalism and foreign policy on live television, three days ahead of the country’s conservative presidential primary run-off. The stakes were high as the two members of the main opposition Les Républicains party faced off in a final debate, with the winner […]

Right-wing rivals aim jabs at Sarkozy in presidential primary debate

Right-wing rivals aim jabs at Sarkozy in presidential primary debate

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy faced a series of verbal attacks on Thursday night, as right-wing rivals sparred in the first of three presidential primary debates. Sarkozy was forced on the defensive on the debate stage, saying he was unjustly hounded by legal investigations, while fending off attacks by former party chief Jean-François Coppé and […]