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French Presidential Election

As it happened: Fillon refuses to bow out of race despite legal woes

Eric FEFERBERG / AFP French right-wing candidate for the upcoming presidential election François Fillon (R) puts his hand on the knee of his wife Penelope (L), as they look on during his campaign rally on January 29, 2017 in Paris.
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French presidential hopeful François Fillon said Wednesday that he had been summoned by judges in connection with a fake jobs scandal but refused to rule himself out of the race. Read our live blog below to see how all the day's events unfolded.

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French presidential hopeful François Fillon confirmed Wednesday that French judges have summoned him in connection with allegations he paid family members for fake jobs but refused to rule himself out of the race. 

Read our live blog below to see how all the events unfolded. To read the live blog on a mobile device please click here

 

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