Former French prime minister Alain Juppe (left) is ready to step in if the beleaguered Francois Fillon pulls out. Photo: AFP Former French prime minister Alain Juppe (left) is ready to step in if the beleaguered Francois Fillon pulls out. Photo: AFP
Former French prime minister Alain Juppe (left) is ready to step in if the beleaguered Francois Fillon pulls out. Photo: AFP

France’s Francois Fillon fights to keep presidential bid alive as former premier prepares to parachute in

Former French prime minister Alain Juppe is seen by many as a Plan B to replace Francois Fillon, who is increasingly isolated as backers defect

Former French prime minister Alain Juppe (left) is ready to step in if the beleaguered Francois Fillon pulls out. Photo: AFP Former French prime minister Alain Juppe (left) is ready to step in if the beleaguered Francois Fillon pulls out. Photo: AFP
Former French prime minister Alain Juppe (left) is ready to step in if the beleaguered Francois Fillon pulls out. Photo: AFP
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