1. France’s Fillon will easily beat far-right’s Le Pen in 2017 presidential election: poll

France’s Fillon will easily beat far-right’s Le Pen in 2017 presidential election: poll

French conservative Francois Fillon will beat the far-right's Marine Le Pen by a wide margin in next spring's election for president, a poll by Kantar Sofres Onepoint showed on Tuesday.

By: | Paris | Published: November 30, 2016 5:56 AM
Fillon, a former prime minister with radical free-market policies, won the ticket of the Les Republicains party in a primary contest on Sunday and is widely expected to find himself pitted against National Front leader Le Pen in the second round of the election next May. (AP/PTI) Fillon, a former prime minister with radical free-market policies, won the ticket of the Les Republicains party in a primary contest on Sunday and is widely expected to find himself pitted against National Front leader Le Pen in the second round of the election next May. (AP/PTI)

French conservative Francois Fillon will beat the far-right’s Marine Le Pen by a wide margin in next spring’s election for president, a poll by Kantar Sofres Onepoint showed on Tuesday.

Fillon, a former prime minister with radical free-market policies, won the ticket of the Les Republicains party in a primary contest on Sunday and is widely expected to find himself pitted against National Front leader Le Pen in the second round of the election next May.

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