Fillon calls for 'transformation' after first-round win


Ex-PM sets out plans, including cutting 500,000 public sector jobs, before runoff with Alain Juppé to be centre-right’s presidential candidate.

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The surprise victor of the first round of France’s centre-right presidential primary has called for a “profound change and transformation” in the country, a day after seeing off former president Nicolas Sarkozy in the battle to become candidate for the Elysée palace, reports The Guardian.