Only I can bring radical change to France, says Fillon

If Francois Fillon (L) beats Alain Juppe in the rightwing primary, he is widely tipped to become president with polls showing he would likely defeat Marine Le PenFrench conservative frontrunner Francois Fillon said he would be a president who brought in “radical” change and accused his opponent of only wanting to tinker, in the final debate before the second round of the rightwing primary. If Fillon beats Alain Juppe in Sunday’s primary, he is widely tipped to become the next president with polls showing he would likely face and defeat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the run-off next May. Fillon, the surprise runaway winner in the first round of the rightwing contest last weekend, underlined his intention to reform a country he said was “on the verge of revolt”.

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