Tag Archives: François Fillon

06May/17

France’s roller-coaster election campaign draws to close

NICE, FRANCE (REUTERS) – France’s 2017 election campaign has felled some of the biggest beasts in French politics, and left two relative outsiders competing for the top job — one who opposes globalisation and the EU, the other a total unknown to the general public the last time the country went to the polls.
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22Apr/17

Voters uncertain 24 hours before first round of French presidential election

With some 24 hours left to pick their candidate in the first round of the French presidential election, voters in Paris say many issues will be difficult to solve regardless of who wins the tight race.
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07Mar/17

French right closes ranks behind Fillon

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.

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27Feb/17

Barack Obama, next French president?

Four friends launch a petition to ask former U.S. President Barack Obama to campaign in France’s 2017 presidential election.

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06Feb/17

France’s scandal-hit Fillon fights on for presidency

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

21Nov/16

Parisians react to Fillon’s suprise breakthrough in primaries

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.

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