“The truth is that the Left is incapable of winning this election and would only have a chance of succeeding if there was no adversary from the Right. That will not happen,” Fillon told francinfo radio.
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May for hosting her main rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, while apparently snubbing her.
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Fillon, at one point the favourite, has sunk to third place in opinion polls as he faces an investigation into allegations he paid his wife Penelope hundreds of thousands of euros of public funds for doing very little work as his parliamentary assistant
“I confirm once and for all that I will not be candidate to the presidency of the Republic,” former French prime minister Alain Juppe said.
French President Francois Hollande fired back after Donald Trump remarked a friend thought “Paris is no longer Paris” after attacks by Islamist militants.
“I have decided to offer Emmanuel Macron an alliance. The danger is too big we must change things,” Francois Bayrou told a news conference, describing his decision as a “sacrifice”.
The court said in a statement that law enforcement agencies in France had enough other resources to monitor websites which incited militancy, and people who clearly had “a terrorist intention”.
Though the presidency seems to be slipping from his grasp, Fillon, a 62-year-old former prime minister, manages to stem rebellion in his Republicans party.
“If you’re told I lead a double life with Mr Gallet it’s because my hologram has escaped,” Emmanuel Macron told supporters at a rally.
Charge against Sarkozy, who led France for five years from 2007, exposes the 62-year old conservative politician to a one-year prison sentence if convicted.
Le Pen and her party are facing their own scandals, including one over assistants in the European Parliament and investigations over her 2012 campaign financing.
Fillon denied wrongdoing after Le Canard Enchaine newspaper reported the former prime minister had paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for work she may not have done.