France : A new area for the Republicains?

When it comes to French politics, President Macron has succeeded in monopolising public attention. But other interesting developments are taking place. On Sunday 10 December  there was a leadership election which highlighted the important challenges facing the French Right wing. Without much surprise, Laurent Wauquiez won the leadership of les Republicains, the principal party of the Right. He had faced very weak opposition. The main party leaders, Xavier Bertrand, Valerie Pecresse and Christian Estrosi, did not run for the position, which was hardly an expression of confidence in their party's immediate future.

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