Presidential hopeful Fillon's staying power highlights France's conservative face

Presidential hopeful Fillon's staying power highlights France's conservative faceAs a deeply devout Catholic, François le Forestier takes the “fake jobs” scandal engulfing France’s conservative presidential candidate personally, not just politically. When center-right candidate François Fillon, a social conservative with Catholic roots, was charged with paying his wife and children for work that they might never have done, the allegations hit close to the heart for this father of four in Le Mans, Mr. Fillon’s birthplace. Recommended: More than Bastille, Bonaparte, and brie: Test your knowledge of France with our quiz!



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