Tag Archives: Politics of France

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

12Dec/16

IMF’s Lagarde stands trial over state payout

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde stands trial for her role in a 400 million euro payout as French finance minister in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie, at the Cour de Justice de la Republique, saying she is confident she has done nothing wrong. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading

12Dec/16

Negligence trial in France casts shadow over IMF’s Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to go on trial for her role in a 400 million euro ($425 million) state payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was France’s finance minister.

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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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23Mar/15

Sarkozy denies far-right Le Pen victory in French polls

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party rules out any alliances between his party and National Front while French Prime Minister Manuel Valls calls for anti-FN blockade in next week’s run-off.

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