Right-winger Ciotti wins French conservative party leadership

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Ciotti, who is on record as saying he wants to stop what he calls a "migratory invasion" of France, won 53.7% of the votes against senator Bruno Retailleau, who scored 46.3%.

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Right-winger Eric Ciotti was elected as the next leader of France's formerly heavyweight conservative Les Republicains (LR) party after winning the second round ballot of party members on Sunday, reports SWI swissinfo.ch.