FRANCE 24 – ITW // It’s a family affair : France 2017 frontrunner Fillon denies phoney job claim

FRANCE 24 – ITW // It’s a family affair : France 2017 frontrunner Fillon denies phoney job claim

« Could new revelations upend France’s presidential race? Three months before the first round of voting, prosecutors are investigating claims that the wife of frontrunner François Fillon earned a salary as his parliamentary assistant with almost no one recalling her actual contribution. While it’s legal for politicians for hire family members, does it create a perception of nepotism? What should the rules be? »

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