These days, however, he is facing severe problems due to allegedly get a fake job for his wife worth almost one million euros:
- François Fillon faces fresh claims over paying wife and children
- François Fillon faces call to explain payments to wife from MP funds
The police is investigating the issue (Police raid French parliament in François Fillon investigation) and some mention that his candidacy is under risk.
What would happen if he renounced? Would Alain Juppé, the defeated candidate in the primaries, be chosen automatically?