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In the French Les Republicains party's presidential primary Sunday, Francois Fillon soundly defeated front-runner Alain Juppe, winning close to 67 percent of the votes.Fillon, however, is much further to the right than Juppe, which means that left-wing voters might not see much difference between him and Le Pen, and could demand that a center-left third candidate enter the fray.Leftist voters would have preferred Juppe, and will likely tolerate Fillon, but they comprised only 15 percent of total voters in the first round of the Les Republicains primary, so they may not have the same impact in 2017 as they did in 2002 .There are a few areas where Fillon and Le Pen differ.Fillon, for his part, can probably muster the same level of support, and he may even be able to skim votes from Le Pen, given that around 8 percent of primary voters described themselves as National Front backers.Polling after Fillon's victory put his support at 26 percent, with Le Pen backed by 24 percent of respondents.
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