Pecresse wins French conservatives ticket for presidential election


Reuters | Paris | Updated: 04-12-2021 19:04 IST | Created: 04-12-2021 19:04 IST
Pecresse wins French conservatives ticket for presidential election
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Valerie Pecresse, who has described herself as "1/3 Thatcher, 2/3 Merkel", won the French conservatives ticket for the 2022 presidential election, the party said after a primary election. Opinion polls have so far shown that the 54-year-old head of Paris Ile-de-France region winning about 11% of the votes at best in next April's election, giving her little chance of making it to a second-round runoff, let alone win it.

Pecresse beat right-wing Eric Ciotti for Les Republicains' (LR) ticket in a primary that was a test for the party's future and whether it would remain anchored in its centre-right tradition or lurch to the right.

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