French Presidential Candidate Fillon's wife admits to being paid for parliamentary works
March 5, Paris: French presidential candidate Francois Fillon's wife has revealed that she did carry out parliamentary work for him, for which she was paid.
"He needed someone that carried out his tasks," Penelope Fillon told a newspaper, rejecting allegations she was paid without actually working.
As calls mount for him to quit, he is due to attend a big rally near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday."If it hadn't been me, he would have paid someone else to do it, so we decided that it would be me," Mrs Fillon told French magazine Journal du Dimanche (in French). "Everything was legal and declared."
Mrs Fillon said that she has repeatedly told her husband to "go all the way" but said that the final decision would be down to him.She urged supporters of her husband to get behind him in his presidential campaign and not to give up.
The Oslo Times International News Network