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France's Fillon urges supporters to 'resist', turn out in force for rally
March 3, 2017 / 6:17 PM / 7 months ago

France's Fillon urges supporters to 'resist', turn out in force for rally

Francois Fillon, former French prime minister, member of the Republicans political party and 2017 presidential election candidate of the French centre-right attends a political rally in Nimes, France, March 2, 2017.REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential candidate Francois Fillon called on his supporters on Friday to “resist” and to show their backing for his campaign, which is embroiled in a financial scandal, by turning up in large numbers to a rally in Paris on Sunday.

“Don’t let anybody steal this choice from you, I ask you to resist,” Fillon said in a video message posted on his Twitter account, calling for a large turnout on Sunday.

A number of conservative grandees have resigned from Fillon’s campaign in the last few days as he fights allegations of making state payouts to family members.

Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Adrian Croft

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