March 23, 2017 / 10:03 PM / 6 months ago

French president condemns Fillon's allegations of involvement in plot against him

French President Francois Hollande attends an event on state reform and simplification at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande condemned allegations by presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday that he was involved in what Fillon alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his financial affairs.

Hollande “condemns with the greatest firmness the false allegations of Fillon”, the president’s office said.

Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Toby Chopra

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