Tag Archives: Political history of France

28Apr/17

Comments on Holocaust, homosexuality loom over Le Pen’s election bid

Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid risks a setback after the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers and her father said gay marriage was “exalted” in a ceremony paying tribute to a dead policeman.
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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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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