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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    Voting in the first round of the republican primary took place today, November 20th.

    French centre-right Republican Party holds presidential primary - BBC News

    There are seven candidates:


    The big three are Sarkozy, Juppé and Fillon. At least one of these will be eliminated in this round of voting. The second round takes place next Sunday, November 20. This is a head-to-head between the two candidates with the most votes after the first round. The winner of the republican primary is likely to face FN leader Marine le Pen in the final round of voting at the presidential election in May of next year.

    Such a scenario assumes that the Socialist candidate will be eliminated in the first-round of voting for the presidency. President Francois Hollande will be challenged by two of his own former ministers, Emmanuel Macron and Arnaud Montebourg, for the nomination at the Socialist primary in January. Despite the incumbent president's persistent levels of unpopularity, it would be surprising were he not to be selected as the Socialist candidate.

    François Hollande gets mugged by political sons – POLITICO
    Surely the 2nd round is next weekend Sunday 27th?
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    Quote Originally Posted by petaljam View Post
    Just on a point of information, Macron has avoided the chore of this pre-first electoral round of primaries by leaving the PS some months ago to start his own political movement, "En Marche!" of which he is naturally the sole presidential candidate.
    OK, so he's definitely not in the primary?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    Surely the 2nd round is next weekend Sunday 27th?
    Thanks. I'll correct that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    Surely the 2nd round is next weekend Sunday 27th?
    Yes, la primaire follows the same run-off system as the main election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breanainn View Post
    Not uncommon in France, plenty of small left-wing and right-wing candidates from micro-parties in every presidential election. It appears Fillon and Juppé are level at the head of the field:

    Exclusif: Sarkozy éliminé dès le 1er tour de la Primaire - News Monde: Europe - tdg.ch
    Good news for Marine so!

    She would be her most formidable rival methinks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    OK, so he's definitely not in the primary?
    No, the Socialists are having their own version next year, but the Greens, Communists and Macron are standing their own candidates.
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    Btw, Laurent Delahousse is the handsomest guy ever.
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    folks where are you getting the exit poll results from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ne0ica View Post
    folks where are you getting the exit poll results from?
    A Swiss newspaper has leaked the result, as it's apparently still embargoed in France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ne0ica View Post
    folks where are you getting the exit poll results from?
    TV. They literally do a countdown from ten when the booths close on election day. It is always precise and accurate.
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