>> Yet more allegations of scandal hit the race for the next French president. The election lurching deeper into uncertainty after Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron was forced to deny talk of a extramarital gay affair. Rumors had circulated for years and were recently picked up by Russian media. In a surprise appearance at a political meeting, the independent candidate said I promise that as from morning to night, my wife shares my whole life with me.
She wondering how I could physically do it. Adding, fortunately I've never paid her for it. That a clear dig at his rival, right wing candidate Francois Fillon, whose campaign has been hit by allegations his wife was paid for work she may not have not done. Despite to televised apology, the revelation damaging Fillon's popularity, perhaps irreparably.
An opinion poll on Cheese Day revealing 65% of French people want him replaced as candidate of the center right.
The former Prime Minster has been overtaken by Macron. He's become the favorite to win by a thin margin. But, with this latest twist in the tale, and 11 weeks still to go, that could well change again.