What happened today in France's presidential election

With just over three weeks to go until the first round of the French presidential election, the conservative candidate Francois Fillon took a swing at frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, after the centrist met a prominent member of Fillon’s own party. Francois Fillon, who has seen his poll ratings nosedive since becoming embroiled in a highly publicised “fake jobs” scandal, launched a furious broadside at frontrunner Emmanuel Macron. “Macron pretends to be a dissident … he pretends to be a candidate who brings together all the French people… from former Communists to the ultra liberals,” Fillon told a rally in Corsica.

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