Last Chance for Juppe to Secure Republican Nomination

Alain Juppe gets a final chance to salvage his presidential campaign Thursday night.

The Bordeaux mayor, who until days ago was the all-out favorite to be France’s next president, faces former Prime Minister Francois Fillon in a nationally televised debate ahead of their Sunday run-off to see who will be the candidate of the Republicans.

Juppe finished a distant second to Fillon in the first round last Sunday and has since given television, radio and newspaper interviews to insist Fillon’s economic policies are too extreme for the centrist voters that could decide next year’s election. But the math is against him in the primary.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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