France's Les Républicains pick Valérie Pécresse as presidential candidate

France's Les Républicains pick Valérie Pécresse as presidential candidate

France's right-wing opposition Les Républicains have picked Valérie Pécresse to challenge Emmanuel Macron in next year's presidential election, marking the first time a woman was chosen to represent the party in a presidential contest.
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