Is Fillon the Man to Save France From the Far Right?
Francois Fillon, a former prime minister and lifelong politician, won his party’s nomination over his challenger, Alain Juppe, claiming about 67 percent of the 4.5 million votes cast, the election authorities said Sunday night as the final ballots were still being counted. Fillon romped to victory on promises to lengthen the working week, raise the retirement age and cut 100 billion euros ($106 billion) from government spending. He’s also proposing a 40 billion-euro tax-cut for companies and a constitutional ban on planned budget deficits. Deputy Mayor of the City of Bordeaux Virginie Calmels discusses with Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)