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Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ?

On Wednesday March 1st, François Fillon, Les Republicain’s candidate for the French presidency canceled at the last minute his visit to the Paris Agriculture Show, compulsory step for every French political figure. In the wake, a press conference has been organized at his headquarters.

Fillon persists: he remains as a candidate for the presidency despite of the judges’ convocation for his indictment received yesterday. He denounces a “political assassination” committed by the judicial institution.

If his campaign was already weakened by the Canard enchainé’s revelations, his future in the presidential race now appears quite grim. Some members of his campaign’s team have already broken ranks. He also risks not receiving the sufficient support from his political family, which is now anticipating a catastrophic scenario for the first round of the elections.

One thing is certain: this presidential campaign has not finished to astonish by its turnarounds; still, the pronostics remain open….

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  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    "Political assassination" "I will not give up, I will not surrender, I will not give up."
  • Plantu (France), Le Monde
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Plantu (France), Le Monde
    "Can you imagine a Formula One driver abandoning a raise?"
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Glez (Burkina Faso)
    "And the Oscar for Les Républicains (LR) candidate goes to François Fillon... Well no..." "Well yes!"
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Écho
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Écho
    Chirac: "Well, if you insist, I want to go... and Giscard*? Have you asked Giscard?" * Valéry Giscard d'Estaing was the President of the French Republic from 1974 to 1981.
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    "Fillon: who will be his Prime Minister?" "It is not the candidates who are missing..."
  • Ballouhey (France)
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Ballouhey (France)
    "I want two briefcases with small bills... and one helicopter that drops me off the Elysée's* garden!" * The Elysée Palace is the official residence of the President of France.
  • Delestre (France), L’Est Républicain
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Delestre (France), L’Est Républicain
    The Fillon's Gun-toting: "Presumed... Agreed!" "Innocent... Agreed!" "But presumed innocent..." "That's too much"
  • Rousso (France)
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Rousso (France)
    "Fillon avoids the Agricultural Show" "... And he did not even tell us why!"
  • Faro (France), Yahoo! Actualités
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Faro (France), Yahoo! Actualités
    "Fillon's speech" "Go fuck yourself... But vote for me!"
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    Fillon’s case: assassination or political suicide ? - Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    "It is hard to be part of the right wing..." "I hesitate... The chatelain...? The other chatelain...? Or the banker?" On the posters from left to right: François Fillon, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
  • Plantu (France), Le Monde
  • Glez (Burkina Faso)
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Écho
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
  • Ballouhey (France)
  • Delestre (France), L’Est Républicain
  • Rousso (France)
  • Faro (France), Yahoo! Actualités
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel