How Catholic hardliners shaped France’s race for the presidency

How Catholic hardliners shaped France’s race for the presidency

François Fillon’s abrupt surge from also-ran to hot favourite for the French presidency has cast a spotlight on the role played by Catholic voters and hardline activists in designating a conservative candidate for the Elysée Palace. In a year of electoral upsets that brought pollsters on both sides of the Atlantic into unprecedented disrepute, the […]