Reuters reported on the victory of the Fillon at the televised debates of presidential candidates

In the course of the debates in the fight for the right to become a candidate for presidents of France from pravieniskiu coalition defeated former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, known for his Pro-Russian statements.

According to Reuters, 71% of the center-right and conservative viewers who watched the TV debate, gave preference to Fillon and rival who was also former Prime Minister Alain Juppe.

Among all viewers, regardless of their political sympathies, who watched the debate, Fillon was supported by 57% of respondents.

In the first round of primaries, which took place on November 20, was the leader of the Fillon with resultam 43.6 per cent Juppe scored 26,7%, and ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy dropped out of the race, gaining 22.9% votes. By prior arrangement it is the winner of the primaries will run for President of France next year from the center-right coalition.

The second round of the primaries must pass on 27 November, while Sarkozy has said that he will support a week visit.

In the course of the debates, as reported by RIA Novosti, Fillon has described as absurd the policy of the current President Francois Hollande in relation to Russia. “The policy that for four and a half years spent in Russia, Francois Hollande, is absurd, she pushes Russia to hardening, to isolation, to nationalist action. And this is the world’s largest country, a nuclear power, and can’t do so”, stressed Fillon.

He added that in the current situation it is necessary to sit down at the negotiating table and to restore the lost connection.