November 25th @ 4:02 PM GMT
Yahoo! Francois Fillon, the man tipped to win the French rightwing presidential nomination on Sunday, is a free-market reformer, devout Catholic and motor sport fan who has promised to transform France. Fillon, 62, has professed admiration for Britain's 1980s prime minister Margaret Thatcher and vowed to slash public spending to shrink the French state. Sarkozy, who crashed out in third place, had once dismissed Fillon as a ''Mr Nobody'' when he served as Sarkozy's prime minister from 2007 t... (Politics)
November 27th @ 9:44 PM GMT
Yahoo! Francois Fillon, the candidate who will represent the French right in next year's presidential election, is a free-market reformer, devout Catholic and motor sport fan who has promised to transform France. Fillon, 62, has professed admiration for Britain's 1980s prime minister Margaret Thatcher and vowed to slash public spending to shrink the French state. On Sunday, he confirmed his supremacy, beating fellow former prime minister Alain Juppe, 71, in a US-style primary to win the nominati... (Politics)
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