The underdog who may now win French presidential election race


Former French prime minister François Fillon, previously trailing in the conservative opposition party's primaries to elect it candidate for presidential elections next spring, has suddenly taken a neck-and-neck position against his two main rivals, Nicolas Sarkozy and Alain Juppé, before voting begins on Sunday.

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French presidential hopeful François Fillon, who has made a surprise jump in opinion polls just before a party primary on Sunday, has the political instincts of a true conservative, reports Reuters.