Replay of the interviews by Dídac Gutiérrez-Peris, EU Research Director at Viavoice, conducted live for the special coverage from Paris of the French conservative primary.

First round of the primaries (22.11.16)


Second round of the primaries (27.11.16) with Bruno Cautrès


Former French prime ministers François Fillon and Alain Juppé will vie for the conservative nomination in a primary run-off after handing former president Nicolas Sarkozy a shock defeat on Sunday. *Fillon stunned his opponents by taking more that 44% of the vote, well ahead of Juppé (28%) and Sarkozy (20%). *The former president has conceded defeat and endorsed Fillon for the nomination. Organisers reported strong turnout of around four million voters. The suprising result puts Fillon, a pro-business conservative, in a commanding position ahead of next week's second round.