Pécresse now favorite to win French centre-right's presidential ticket

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President of Paris region Valérie Pecresse will face Eric Ciotti, a staunch right-winger, in the runoff to be Les Republicains’ candidate in the French presidential election in April.

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Valerie Pécresse, a veteran politician who served as minister under former President Nicolas Sarkozy, will go into a runoff as favorite to be picked as the center-right Les Républicains’ candidate in the French presidential election in April, reports the National Post