French Presidential Contender Juppe Urges Burkini Restraint

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  • Former prime minister marks difference with rival Sarkozy
  • Poll shows Juppe at 38%, Sarkozy at 24% in party’s primary

French presidential contender Alain Juppe called on his compatriots to exercise restraint on the debate over whether Muslim women should be allowed to wear body-covering Burkinis on beaches, marking a split with primary vote rival Nicolas Sarkozy.

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