French Want Reforms, Fillon Has Guts to Deliver: Gattaz

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Nov.28 -- France Inc. is rooting for former Prime Minister Francois Fillon to become the country’s next president, with business lobbies backing his campaign pledges to cut taxes and carry out sweeping labor reforms. The 62-year-old conservative defeated rival Alain Juppe on Sunday in the second-round run off to become the Republican party candidate for the 2017 presidential election. “His program is very realistic, serious, for the business community,” Pierre Gattaz, the head of Medef, said in an interview Monday with Bloomberg Radio in Paris. Now he needs to convince voters, and especially organized labor, and “we’ll help him explain that to the unions.” Gattaz later joined Anna Edwards and Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe."