March 1, 2017 / 12:19 PM / 7 months ago

Fillon vows to stay in French presidential election race

Francois Fillon, former French prime minister, member of the Republicans political party and 2017 presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, makes a declaration to the media at his campaign headquarters in Paris, France, March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - Conservative candidate Francois Fillon said on Wednesday he would not pull out of the French presidential election campaign despite being summoned by magistrates investigating payments made to his wife.

“I won’t give in, I won’t surrender, I won’t pull out, I’ll fight to the end,” Fillon said in a speech.

Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Andrew Callus

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