Juppé says he will not replace scandal-hit Fillon in French election

Former PM Juppé, seen as Fillon's most likely replacement if latter quit over 'fake jobs' row, attacked rival's 'obstinacy' but says he will not run.

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Alain Juppé, the leading candidate to replace under-fire French presidential hopeful François Fillon, says he will not run, despite pressure to do so, reports the BBC.