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Fillon faces growing pressure to step down as backers quit campaign

by firstsource newsMarch 3, 2017

MPs and senators desert scandal-hit presidential candidate, warning he risks driving the French right ‘into the abyss’

The scandal-hit French presidential candidate François Fillon is under growing pressure to step down as dozens of MPs and senators quit his campaign, warning that he is leading the French right into certain electoral disaster.

Thierry Solère, an MP and Fillon’s one-time loyal chief campaign spokesman, on Friday became the latest of at least 100 elected politicians to walk out, fleeing what concerned party supporters are calling “Fillon’s sinking ship”.

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