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Conservative will not join French race

Alain Juppe, the former prime minister, ruled out a run for president Monday.

PARIS — Many French conservatives had pinned their hopes on former prime minister Alain Juppe to step in and save their party's chances in the presidential election — but on Monday he definitively rejected that possibility.

"It's too late," he told reporters, accusing former prime minister Francois Fillon, who beat him in the conservative primary, of leading the French right into a political "dead end."

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