Poll finds Sarkozy presidential rival Juppé to be winner of TV debate


An opinion survey following Thursday's live TV debate between the seven rivals to become France's conservative opposition party's candidate in next year's presidential elections gave former prime minister Alain Juppé a significant lead over second-placed Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Former prime minister Alain Juppé was seen as the winner of the first debate on Thursday among candidates for the center-right's nomination in France's 2017 presidential election, a poll published immediately afterward showed, reports Reuters.