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PARIS, March 5 (Reuters) - Former French prime minister Alain Juppe, who has been widely touted to replace embattled presidential candidate Francois Fillon, will make a statement to the press on Monday morning, he said in a post on Twitter.
Juppe tweeted minutes after Fillon told France 2 television that he would not withdraw his candidacy and that a future Juppe candidacy did not correspond to what voters had wanted when he defeated him in November's party primaries.
"If they had wanted Alain Juppe's project, then they would have voted for Alain Juppe in that election," Fillon said. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Andrew Callus)