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Candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election and former French prime minister, Francois Fillon delivers a speech at his campaign headquarters after finishing first of the first round of the rightwing presidential primary, on November 20, 2016 in Paris.  / AFP / POOL / Thomas SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election and former French prime minister, Francois Fillon delivers a speech at his campaign headquarters after finishing first of the first round of the rightwing presidential primary, on November 20, 2016 in Paris.  / AFP / POOL / Thomas SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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A leading contender to be president of France fights off allegations of corruption, while other contenders try to fill the void. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.

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A leading contender to be president of France fights off allegations of corruption, while other contenders try to fill the void. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.