Conservative presidential hopeful tempers burkini row in face of Sarkozy


Alain Juppé, the leading contender for conservative Les Républicains party primaries, launched his campaign Saturday with a meeting in which he proposed a more conciliatory tone towards French Muslims.  

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French presidential contender Alain Juppé called on his compatriots to exercise restraint on the debate over whether Muslim women should be allowed to wear body-covering Burkinis on beaches, marking a split with primary vote rival Nicolas Sarkozy, reports GulfNews.