Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged his compatriots to vote for the candidate from the party “the Republicans” françois Fillon during the first round of elections on April 23. It is reported BFMTV.
In his address, Sarkozy recalled that during the period when he led the country, Fillon was the Prime Minister. “I worked with him for five years. I know that we can trust him,” said former French leader.
“For me, it is obvious that the interest of France require from each of us without any soul-searching to vote for françois Fillon. I will do just that. Next Sunday I’m asking you to rally around him”, concluded Sarkozy.
Despite the fact that both politicians are “Republicans”, relations between them soured after Sarkozy Fillon walked in the party primaries last fall and became a candidate country. After this defeat, Sarkozy said, finally running out of big politics.
The first round of presidential elections in France will take place on 23 April, the second on 7 may. For the post of head of state expect 11 people. The highest chance to win four candidates: the leader of the centrist movement “Forward!” Of Emmanuel Macron, the head of the ultra-right “National front” marine Le Pen, the ultraleft candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and françois Fillon.