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Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

PARIS: French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected. The conservative Fillon, the campaign’s one-time front-runner whose poll ratings have plunged amid a financial scandal, stepped… Read More »

Ex-French President Sarkozy seeks meeting with Fillon and Juppe

PARIS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Monday for a meeting with Francois Fillon and another senior conservative figure, Alain Juppe, in a bid to hammer out a solution to the crisis facing Fillon’s presidential election campaign. Sarkozy said on his Twitter feed that the aim of the meeting was to ensure a “dignified… Read More »

Fillon wins French conservative ticket for presidential race – partial results

PARIS: Former prime minister Francois Fillon won the conservative ticket for next year’s presidential election in France by a wide margin, beating ex-premier Alain Juppe, partial results of a primaries’ vote showed on Sunday. Fillon won 69.5 percent of the votes based on 2,121 polling stations out of a total 10,228, the election’s organisers said.… Read More »

France's Fillon seen as clear favourite in Sunday's conservatives primary – poll

PARIS: Former French prime minister Francois Fillon is seen winning the conservative presidential primary nomination for next year’s election with 61 percent of the vote against 39 percent for rival Alain Juppe, according to a poll by Opinionway on Friday. The online poll of 550 registered voters who intend to cast their ballot in Sunday’s… Read More »