Francois Fillon


MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. French centrist party “the Union of Democrats and independent” plans on Friday to announce the termination of support of a candidate for the presidency from the party “the Republicans” françois Fillon in the presidential race. This was reported by Reuters, citing a source close to the leadership of the party.

“We call on “Republicans” to take on obligations and to find another candidate,” – said the source Reuters.

See also

The persecution favorite: françois Fillon, “Penelopiad” and the election of the President

On Wednesday, the party “Union of Democrats and independent,” with 28 members and 43 senators to the Parliament, suspended its participation in the election campaign visit.

Since the beginning of this week, several prominent members of the “Republicans” said that will no longer support visit and withdrew from the his team .

March 1, Fillon called for an extraordinary meeting with journalists on which has informed that delivered to him a summons to appear in court March 15 for arraignment on the case of alleged embezzlement in the National Assembly. According to the politician, who denies all the accusations, he intends to come on the appointed day to the judges and “tell them the truth”, but the fight for the presidency he has no plans to give up.