France's Fillon accuses government of organising leaks to damage him | Reuters

PARIS French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon, under pressure over a financial scandal, accused the government on Wednesday of organising leaks of damaging judicial information against him.

Interviewed by FranceInfo radio, he said the ruling Socialist Party seized on the leaks to try to eliminate him, as the right-wing candidate, from the campaign.

"Each week, there are organised leaks in violation of judicial secrecy. Organised by whom? By the government," Fillon said. (Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Ingrid Melander)

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Updated Date: Mar 22, 2017 22:16:37 IST

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