French right has no presidential candidate if Fillon steps down

French right has no presidential candidate if Fillon steps down

France’s conservative party les Républicains will be without a Plan B if its presidential candidate, François Fillon, is forced to step down amid an ongoing scandal of alleged illegal payments to his wife. Fillon is under growing pressure following this week’s revelations in satirical French weekly Le Canard Enchainé that Penelope Fillon was paid around […]

French presidential candidate Fillon promises crackdown on immigration

French presidential candidate Fillon promises crackdown on immigration

France’s presidential election frontrunner Francois Fillon vowed on Wednesday to take back control of immigration including by imposing quotas on non-European Union nationals as he looks to win votes from the far-right National Front party. Immigration and security are key issues in the campaign for this year’s vote with the leader of the National Front, […]