BREAKING NEWS

François Fillon

News

Guilty or not, Francois Fillon says he'll run for president

Francois Fillon has changed his mind, he will press ahead with his presidential bid even if investigators charge him over claims his wife had a fake parliamentary…

Francois Fillon has changed his mind, he will press ahead with his presidential bid even if investigators charge him over claims his wife had a fake parliamentary…

News

Macron seen winning French presidency in latest poll

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

News

French presidential hopeful Fillon seeks scandal respite in the sun

Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon received the warmest of welcomes on Saturday – more than 9,000 kilometres from the mainland.

Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon received the warmest of welcomes on Saturday – more than 9,000 kilometres from the mainland.

News

French Presidential campaign mired in scandal

Fillon Allegations surrounding embattled French right-wing presidential candidate, Francois Fillon continue to roll in.

Fillon Allegations surrounding embattled French right-wing presidential candidate, Francois Fillon continue to roll in.

News

Fillon vows to hold on as presidential contender despite scandal

The French presidential candidate on the right appears before a rally of supporters, but even some in his own party are asking how long he can survive

The French presidential candidate on the right appears before a rally of supporters, but even some in his own party are asking how long he can survive

News

Scandal set to grow for French presidential candidate Fillon

Further damaging revelations looked set to pile yet more pressure on embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday.

Further damaging revelations looked set to pile yet more pressure on embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday.

News

Fillon sinks further under new corruption allegations

Illegal undeclared company consultancies on top of allegations of well-paid fake jobs for wife and children threaten to derail France's leading right-wing presidential candidate.

Illegal undeclared company consultancies on top of allegations of well-paid fake jobs for wife and children threaten to derail France's leading right-wing presidential candidate.

News

"I am the victim of a smear campaign" - Fillon

The French centre-right candidate for the presidential election says he is unruffled by the scandal threatening to engulf his campaign.

The French centre-right candidate for the presidential election says he is unruffled by the scandal threatening to engulf his campaign.

News

Fillon fights to get campaign back on track after "fake jobs" allegations

France’s embattled conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been fighting to get his campaign back on track after allegations of misuse of public…

France’s embattled conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been fighting to get his campaign back on track after allegations of misuse of public…

News

Crowded field jostles for position as mud flies in French presidential race

With the Socialist candidate finally chosen this weekend, can either Manuel Valls or Benoit Hamon make a difference in the packed French presidential election race?

With the Socialist candidate finally chosen this weekend, can either Manuel Valls or Benoit Hamon make a difference in the packed French presidential election race?

News

Opinion: “Zombie” Apocalypse in the West?

French politics has no analogue to America’s alt-right milieu – with its conspiracy theories, talk shows, online trolling, and fake news – that fueled Trump’s campaign. But Fillon’s supporters, too, reject multiculturalism and have responded to their status anxiety by dismissing expertise.

French politics has no analogue to America’s alt-right milieu – with its conspiracy theories, talk shows, online trolling, and fake news – that fueled Trump’s campaign. But Fillon’s supporters, too, reject multiculturalism and have responded to their status anxiety by dismissing expertise.

News

New Year, new election in France

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

News

What would a Fillon presidency mean for French foreign policy?

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

News

Who is Francois Fillon?

Socially conservative, free market and pro-Russia are just some of the terms used to describe France's centre-right candidate for next year's presidential election.

Socially conservative, free market and pro-Russia are just some of the terms used to describe France's centre-right candidate for next year's presidential election.

News

Fillon vs Juppe: France votes in centre-right presidential primary

Francois Fillon or Alain Juppe, both candidates have now cast their ballots, and now it’s up to France to choose who it wants to represent Les Republicains.

Francois Fillon or Alain Juppe, both candidates have now cast their ballots, and now it’s up to France to choose who it wants to represent Les Republicains.