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With one more week until the second round of la primaire, here are the first round results from across the Côte d'Azur...
Over the weekend, more than 3.5 million across France headed to the polls to cast their vote in the first round of the la primaire: a contest to see who will front the rightwing in the upcoming French presidential elections. By Monday morning it was clear that François Fillon, a former prime minister under Nicolas Sarkozy, had comfortably beaten his past ‘employer’ and other favourite Alain Juppé to the number one position with over 44% of the vote. He nearly won the competition out right!
The Alpes-Maritimes and the Var have been placed on orange weather alert today with serious warnings about possible floods in the southern French region. Heavy rainfall is predicted for much of the Côte d’Azur today as well as widespread storms and lightning strikes in mountainous areas.
The Riviera International Singers are returning to the stage for the sixth time this December in support of the wonderful work of the Antibes Lifeboat. Communal carols will be blended into a programme of pieces by the choir for the charity event and while most of the congregational carols will be sung in English (supported by the choir), some include verses in French and German, keeping the congregation on its toes and giving a truly international feel to the night. In fact, the master conductor is German Yann Nolle and president of the choir Astrid Najar is Dutch. Expats from all backgrounds are welcomed to attend as well as people from the local community! There will be food and mulled wine provided by Bluewater after the concert.
Club Vivanova has released the details of a hot, gourmet event happening on 1st December at Nobu in the Principality of Monaco’s Fairmont Hotel. The exclusive seven course Omakase dinner with be accompanied by Champagne de Watère Rosé and four premium international wines.
At the start of November, a newborn boy was registered under the name of Mohamed Nizar Merah. Former mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, has reacted strongly to the news and has made an official report to the city’s prosecutor in an effort to force the parents to change his name. His anger is directed at the fact Mohammed Merah was the name of the perpetrator of a deadly attack against French Muslim soldiers and Jewish civilians in the cities of Montauban and Toulouse in 2012.
On Friday 25th November, the Principality of Monaco will stand shoulder to shoulder with countries around the world as it promotes the UN initiative of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
From 16th to 24th December, the peninsular town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat will be hosting a Christmas market with a creative difference. Hosted at the beautiful Jardin d’Hiver, the event will welcome new and emerging artistic talents to display their productions.