France’s Fillon puts down rebellion but lawmakers nervous
PARIS (Reuters) Francois Fillon faced down a rebellion by lawmakers in his center right party on Tuesday, but the revolt exposed a shaky confidence inside his camp as he tries cheap Canada Goose to draw a Canada Goose Parka line canada goose store under a scandal that could derail his bid to win power.
Francois Fillon, former French prime minister, member of The Republicans political party and 2017 presidential candidate of the French centre right, attends a political rally in Saint Pierre as he campaigns on the French Indian Ocean island of the Reunion. REUTERS/Laurent Capmas
With Fillon election campaign once again distracted by the fallout from allegations surrounding taxpayer money he paid his wife as a salary, opinion polls show the former prime minister difficulties paving the way for canada goose factory sale a May 7 runoff between the far right Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.
Voter surveys have painted the same picture for three weeks, when the scandal erupted, and there is disquiet within Fillon party over whether he can buy canada goose jacket cheap turn around his slump in popularity. Fillon has said he will only step down if he is put under formal investigation.
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On Monday evening dissenting lawmakers publicly dined at a central Paris restaurant to discuss whether their candidate was best suited to represent them.
Feb. 1st. you asked us to hold on 15 more days on the basis that the Canada Goose online situation uk canada goose outlet would be clarified favorably, said an open letter agreed by some 40 lawmakers.
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Rebel legislators demanded a meeting to discuss Canada Goose Jackets Fillon fate.
is me that knows best that the campaign is difficult because it me getting smacked in the face by it every moment, he told his party lawmakers.
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His spokesman canada goose clearance Thierry Solere said Fillon had received unanimous backing at the meeting.
His support among voters, however, has been hurt. Opinion polls, which before the affair saw Fillon as favorite to win the presidency, now show the 62 year old running a close third in the first round vote on April 23.
An Opinionway survey on Tuesday showed the National canadian goose jacket Front Le Pen winning 27 percent of the vote in the first round canada goose uk black friday ahead of Macron on 22 percent and Fillon on 20 percent.
Both Macron and Fillon would comfortably beat Le Pen in the May 7 second round, the poll my website black friday canada goose https://www.canadagoosejacketsalesca.co.uk indicated. However, support for Fillon in a head Canada Goose Coats On Sale to head against Le Pen has buy canada goose jacket dropped since the scandal broke.
Only 59 percent back him in a contest against the far right candidate who would take Canada Goose sale France out the euro currency, compared to Macron 64 percent, according to the Opinionway poll.
In an canada goose coats on sale editorial published on Tuesday, Le Monde newspaper said canada goose uk shop Fillon troubles, divisions on the left and Macron perceived lack of a detailed program were opening a for Le Pen cheap canada goose uk.