SARKOZY DE­FEATED IN PRI­MARY

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PARIS: For­mer French pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Sarkozy crashed out of the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion on Sun­day, suf­fer­ing a hu­mil­i­at­ing de­feat in the first round of the right wing pri­mary. Sarkozy was beaten into third place af­ter a stun­ning up­set by Fran­cois Fil­lon, who served as his prime min­is­ter, with the vet­eran Alain Juppe fin­ish­ing sec­ond. With the French left wing in dis­ar­ray, the right wing can­di­date is tipped to face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in May’s pres­i­den­tial run-off.– AFP

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