This combination of file pictures created on November 25, 2016 shows Alain Juppe (L) on October 26, 2016 and Francois Fillon (R) on November 25, 2016 during photo sessions in Paris.
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The two former prime ministers – Fillon served under Sarkozy from 2007 to 2012, Juppe under Jacques Chirac from 1995 to 1997 – clashed in their final televised debate Thursday night.Juppe dismisses Fillon's more radical proposals as unrealistic.Juppe accuses Fillon of seeking support from Le Pen's extremist followers, a charge Fillon strongly rejects.Fillon's supporters say he makes a much stronger family values candidate. Conservative lawmaker Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, who supports Juppe, recalled this week how Fillon once told her that she couldn't be a government minister because she was pregnant.Fillon describes himself as a patriot who wants to restore France's sovereignty. While Fillon says he seeks to reduce immigration "to a minimum," Juppe says France must remain welcoming to newcomers.Juppe is counting Sunday on support from centrist and leftist voters to help him overtake Fillon.
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