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Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite…

Will the next presidential campaign in France be as capricious as the American one? The question needs to be asked… For the right-wing and for the left-wing parties the situation is unprecedented, even surreal!

On January 29, Benoit Hamon won the primaries of the Socialist Party (PS). This result embarrasses the whole party since a major part of the voters seem to prefer the independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, former Minister of the Economy until August 2016.

Since January 31st, Le Canard enchainé (The Chained Duck, a weekly newspaper that mixes satire and investigations) has been publishing some shocking revelations about François Fillon, the right-wing candidate (Les Républicains). His wife, Penelope Fillon, is suspected of having a bogus job. She would have received more than 900,000 euros as parliamentary assistant to her husband and as an employee of La Revue des Deux Mondes. Also two of their children are accused of receiving 84,000 euros as parliamentary aides. Let’s wait for the results of the judicial inquiry.

The cards of this campaign are definitely blurred… Who is going to reshuffle?

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  • Paresh (Inde / India), The Khaleej Times
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - Paresh (Inde / India), The Khaleej Times
    "La guerre des sondages français" "Intéressante cette bagarre !"
  • Goutal (France)
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - Goutal (France)
    Benoît Hamon to Emmanuel Valls: "As Thédore Monod* used to say 'Utopia is simply what has not yet been tried'..." *Théodore Monod (1902-2000) était un scientifique naturaliste et humaniste français. / Théodore Monod (1902-2000) was a French scientific and humanist scholar.
  • KAK (France), L’Opinion
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - KAK (France), L’Opinion
    Benoît Hamon, represented as Casimir, the main host of the TV show "L'île aux enfants", sings: "It is time for laughs and songs..." "Universal minimum income"
  • Aurel (France), battrelacampagne.fr
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - Aurel (France), battrelacampagne.fr
    "And now, time to gather" Emmanuel Valls: "Forward !" "En marche !" is the campaign slogan of Emmanuel Macron.
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
    "Penelope Fillon the future First Lady..." "What is the salary?"
  • Delambre (France), Le Canard enchainé
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - Delambre (France), Le Canard enchainé
    François Fillon: "I explained that for the job, we used to split fifty cash-fifty bogus!" Penelope Fillon: "He is kidding!"
  • Faro (France), Vigousse
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - Faro (France), Vigousse
    François Fillon prepares his defence. "Dad, we think you will certainly need lawyers." "Thanks kids, but this is serious."
  • Cécile Bertrand (Belgique / Belgium)
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - Cécile Bertrand (Belgique / Belgium)
    François Fillon: "Tonight Penelope... Everything but duck!"
  • Rousso (France)
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - Rousso (France)
    The famous character of "The Chained Duck" as President.
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    Presidential elections in France: end of bets… Well, not so quite… - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    "What if [François] Fillon quits?" Nicolas Sarkozy: "François, if you drop everything, I come back."
  • Paresh (Inde / India), The Khaleej Times
  • Goutal (France)
  • KAK (France), L’Opinion
  • Aurel (France), battrelacampagne.fr
  • Jiho (France), Siné Mensuel
  • Delambre (France), Le Canard enchainé
  • Faro (France), Vigousse
  • Cécile Bertrand (Belgique / Belgium)
  • Rousso (France)
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir