DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. November 21, 2016, 3:21 PM (IDT)
Francois Fillon is the favorite to win the center-right presidential nomination in the Nov. 27 runoff, after beating Alan Juppe by 15 points. The winner will be in position to challenge the far right leader Marine Le Pen in next year’s election, Former president Nicolas Sarkozy was knocked out of the race.
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