Keyword: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet
His rival in Right's presidential primary, Alain Juppé, has urged Fillon to 'clarify his position' on abortion ahead of Sunday's decisive poll.
The end of the regional elections in France last weekend was the starting gun for another contest – to choose the Right's candidate for the next presidential election. Already, ahead of this primary scheduled for the autumn of 2016, two clear ideological lines have emerged as have a host of competing candidates. Just one factor seems to unite them all and that is hostility towards their own leader, Nicolas Sarkozy, who is widely blamed for assisting the rise of the far-right Front National. Ellen Salvi reports.
Former president set to fire his party's number two Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, with whom he clashed over electoral strategy.
The two-horse election race between Right and Left for Paris City Hall is led by two women, with socialist Anne Hidalgo tipped to win.
Paris is about to have its first woman mayor in the city's long history. But the certainty that either socialist Anne Hidalgo or right-wing candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet will take the reins of the French capital after the two rounds of local elections that start this Sunday masks the fact that most French towns and cities will be run by a man whichever of the main parties wins the local vote. An examination of the mayoral election candidates by Mediapart has revealed that the great majority are male, white – and not very young. Lénaïg Bredoux and Ellen Salvi report on the slow progress made by the country's two major mainstream parties in making their politicians more representative of the populace.
Former environment minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet trails in polls to socialist rival Anne Hidalgo in battle to be mayor of French capital.
Candidates to become the next mayor of the French capital have seized on row over pollution to try to score points over opponents.
The opposition UMP have chosen tough-talking moderate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet as their candidate in the Paris mayoral election in 2014.
President Hollande’s former partner Ségolène Royal is accused by leading conservative opposition politician of relying on her ex to get ahead.