France24: It's a family affair: France 2017 frontrunner Fillon denies phoney job claim

Our Martin Michelot discussed the implications of Fillon's family affair on France 24's daily debate.

Could new revelations upend France's presidential race? Three months before the first round of voting, prosecutors are investigating claims that the wife of frontrunner François Fillon earned a salary as his parliamentary assistant with almost no one recalling her actual contribution. While it’s legal for politicians for hire family members, does it create a perception of nepotism? What should the rules be?

You can watch our Martin Michelot discuss the issue on France 24's daily debate on France 24's website.

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Martin Michelot
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Expertise: NATO and transatlantic security, European foreign policy and defense, French politics, elections and society, Visegrad Four and Central Europe, EU institutional issues

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