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In France, a Candidate Intent on a Conservative Overhaul

NYTimes.com Friday, 2 December 2016 ()
François Fillon, who has vaulted to the forefront of France’s presidential race against Marine Le Pen, pledges to shrink big government, aid business and face down unions.
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News video: France: Presidential election a faceoff between right and far-right

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Conservative candidate Francois Fillon had sealed a resounding victory in the right-wing primary in France. Now he faces a new challenge - beating the far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen.

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