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French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen called the scandal around the wife of French center-right presidential nominee Francois Fillon "a problem of the trust between the candidate and the French."

Penelope Fillon, France's Prime Minister Francois Fillon's wife, listens as her husband delivers a speech in front of the newly elected National Assembly outlining his government's priorities in Paris, France, July 3, 2007

The scandal around the wife of French center-right presidential nominee Francois Fillon is the matter of trust between voters and candidate rather than the occasion to debate nepotism, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Saturday.

On Wednesday, French prosecutors opened a probe into the wife of Fillon who in 1998-2002 was allegedly paid between 6,900 and 7,900 euros (up to $8,500) for working as her husband's parliamentary aide and in 2012-2013 received 5,000 euros gross per month salary at prestigious cultural magazine La Revue des Deux Mondes, owned by Fillon's friend Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere.

"The problem of Francois Fillon is a problem of the trust between the candidate and the French," Le Pen said.

The leader of National Front added that this facet of the scandal and the voters asking themselves if Fillon was the person they thought him to be was more important than deciding if married couples could work together.

Le Pen refuted once again the accusations against her party for putting staff on European Parliament's payroll while carrying out tasks for the National Front. The far-right presidential nominee said that the investigation was launched by her party's adversaries within the European Parliament.
On Friday, Jean-Marie Le Pen, former leader of French National front party and father of Marine Le Pen, took an opposite stance and lashed out at the investigation against Penelope Fillon.

The first round of French presidential elections will take place on April 23, with the run-off scheduled for May 7.

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2017.01.28 / 23:29
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