Sunday, November 27, 2016

BREAKING 'French Thatcher' Fillon Wins France's Republican Primary

The free market-leaning Fran├žois Fillon will lead France's Republican party after winning a runoff Sunday in the party's first-ever US-style primary election.

But definitely not a libertarian. According to CNN, Fillon is a social conservative who has talked of ending France's famed 35-hour work week and getting tough with the country's powerful trade unions. He has also spoken of cutting public spending, abolishing the wealth tax, reducing immigration and investing billions in security, defense and justice.

He will face Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front Party in a presidential vote next spring.

 -RW

2 comments:

  1. We should have candidates in all races.

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  2. Wonder if he favors giving the French their guns back too

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