France Election: Le Pen Accused Of Plagiarising Fillon

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Updated May 2, 2017

French presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, has been accused of plagiarising defeated rival, François Fillon in a speech she delivered on Monday.

Several sections of her speech appeared to repeat almost word-for-word comments made by Mr Fillon in an address on April 15.

However, an official of her National Front Party said she had made a “Nod” to Mr Fillon and it shows she is “not sectarian”.

Ms Le Pen faces centrist Emmanuel Macron in the final round on Sunday.