Friends and detractors of Francois Fillon seek to bridge divisions and put the candidate’s presidential campaign back on track despite a damaging financial scandal.
French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon is defending his past conduct in a scandal involving payments to his wife for work which a press report says she did not do, and says he will push on in his bid for the presidency. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading
Parisians are surprised that socially conservative, pro-business candidate Francois Fillon emerged with the highest score in the first round of primaries for the centre-right’s presidential ticket.