The allegations are flying, but this has not thwarted Fillon’s or his party’s intention to continue his candidature.
The left parties effectively conceded defeat by fielding six candidates, writes freelance journalist in France Alan Austin.
"Open primaries", as have been conducted across Europe for decades, might be the best way to restore faith in Australia's broken party system.
The fallout from yesterday's Charlie Hebdo will likely produce a wave of support for far-right parties. Here are some practical lessons in dealing with extremist political parties.
Nicolas Sarkozy has denied any wrongdoing and says his arrest was politically motivated. But no matter the outcome of the charges, there is one clear winner: Francois Hollande.
The important election result from the weekend was from France, where pro-growth policies have received a strong endorsement, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
As expected France lurched to the left yesterday and elected François Hollande as its president, writes Alan Austin, an Australian freelance journalist, in France.
In Europe, the Left has had a phenomenal weekend, writes Guy Rundle, at Dubai Airport.