French Ex-President, Nicolas Sarkozy Loses Primaries In The First Round

Nicolas Sarkozy’s bid to become President of France again has come to a very early end after losing in the first round of Primaries for the Republican party.

Nicolas Sarkozy

Despite polls predicting a Sarkozy win, a former Prime Minister, Francois Fillon finished first while another ex-Prime Minister, Alain Juppe was second. Sarkozy, who was gracious in defeat said in his concession speech, “I have no bitterness, I have no sadness, and I wish the best for my country.”

He has also thrown his backing behind Fillon who will face Juppe for the second round of the primaries next week Sunday.

 

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