François Fillon

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François Fillon

Francois Fillon, (born 4 March 1954) is a former Prime Minister of France. He was born in Le Mans. Nicolas Sarkozy gave him the job on 17 May 2007. He resigned on 15 May 2012, following the defeat of Sarkozy in the presidential elections.

In 2017, Fillon ran for President of France and at some point was seen as the front-runner. However, following an embezzlement investigation his popularity decreased and lost the first round to Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

On February 24, 2020, Fillon became one of the few Prime Ministers to ever go on !trial.[1] On June 29, 2020, he was convicted of fraud and sentenced to five years in prison.[2]

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  1. "Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for alleged fraud". Los Angeles Times. 24 February 2020.
  2. Bisserbe, Noemie (29 June 2020). "Former French Prime Minister Sentenced to Prison on Corruption Charges". The Wall Street Journal.

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