- Title: Former PM Fillon votes in French right's presidential primary
- Date: 20th November 2016
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (NOVEMBER 20, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CANDIDATE IN PRIMARY TO SELECT RIGHT AND CENTRE'S CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENCY, FRANCOIS FILLON, REGISTERING AT DESK AND PICKING UP BALLOT PAPERS FILLON WALKING INTO BOOTH FILLON QUEUING TO VOTE CAMERAMEN FILMING FILLON VOTING VARIOUS OF FILLON LEAVING POLLING STATION FILLON'S CAR LEAVING
- Embargoed: 5th December 2016 10:11
- Keywords: primary Fillon France election president conservative
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA001598ZLMV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:The "third man" in a tight primary to pick the French conservatives' presidential candidate was among the first candidates to vote on Sunday (November 20).
Former prime minister Francois Fillon has benefited from a late surge in the polls, disrupting a race which looked set to be fought between ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and one of his ministers Alain Juppe.
The second round between the two top-placed candidates will take place on November 27.
Polls show that whoever wins is likely to face the far-right's Marine Le Pen in the second round of the presidential election in May 2017, and is well-placed to win.
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