France’s Les Republicains conservative right-wing party will choose between Valerie Pecresse and Eric Ciotti to be their 2022 presidential candidate, according to the results of a first-round party vote on Thursday. Party leader Christian Jacob said Valerie Pecresse, the president of the Ile-de-France region and the only woman in the race, and Eric Ciotti, a lawmaker in France’s National Assembly, made it through to the final vote.

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