Juppé widens lead over Sarkozy ahead of French presidential primaries

Juppé widens lead over Sarkozy ahead of French presidential primaries

  Former prime minister Alain Juppé has widened his lead over rival Nicolas Sarkozy to win the centre-right’s nomination for France’s 2017 presidential elections, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday. Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, initially narrowed the gap with Juppé when he launched his campaign in August on a law-and-order platform. […]

French presidential hopeful Juppé takes aim at ‘panicking’ rival Sarkozy

French presidential hopeful Juppé takes aim at ‘panicking’ rival Sarkozy

Presidential hopeful and former French prime minister Alain Juppé aimed several sharp jabs at Nicolas Sarkozy on primetime TV Thursday night, saying that it was clear his rival was “panicking” ahead of the primaries. During a two-hour, primetime interview on France 2 television, Juppé presented his policies for addressing France’s ailing economy, Europe’s migrant crisis, […]