Francois Fillon claims there is a left-wing "institutional coup d'etat" against him as pressure mounts for him to resign from his bid for the Presidency. However, very few are convinced. A poll published on Tuesday suggests that 76% of public opinion is not persuaded of Fillon’s innocence. The pressure is mounting for Fillon to resign.

The center-right candidate was leading the polls until last Monday. He is now mired for putting his wife Penelope on high payrolls as an assistant, for jobs sh...

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