France to vote for the second round of the primaries of the right and the center, which will indicate the candidate for election to the Elysee presidential Spring 2017 of this political party. 8:00a.m. polling stations were opened throughout the country. According to the authorities it is to be expected a large turnout of citizens to the polls. The first round last Sunday, has seen a higher participation than expected (more than four million voters) and the victory, surprise, François Fillon, with over 44% of the votes, ahead of favorite Alain Juppe, stopped to 28.6 %.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy was third, and therefore eliminated, suggesting his definitive withdrawal from political life. Polling stations will close at 7.00 p.m. and the first results are expected to arrive around 8.30 p.m.. View of the Great success in the first round, the favorite is without a doubt François Fillon, 62, a liberal in economics ( some compared him to Margaret Thatcher), conservative on social issues and advocate for a more independent foreign policy by the United States but closer to Russia.
The winner of this ballot also becomes the favorite in the race to become the next president of the France Republic. In January primary will be held on the left, and yet it is still unknown if the incumbent president, François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls will participate. Both will still have to divide the pool of potential votes with Jean-Luc Mélenchon, left, and Emmanuel Macron, at the center. According to the polls, if tonight François Fillon were to be won, he probably will defeat the candidate of the left in the first round of the presidential in April, and he should defeat Marine Le Pen in the runoff May.