Screenshot of the petition launched by an elected official of Puteaux addressed to Penelope Fillon. –
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” Mrs. Fillon, give us these 500,000 euros ” is the title of the petition was launched on Friday 27 January on the site Two days after the revelations of the Duck Chained about the compensation and hiring, the alleged dummy of Penelope Fillon as “assistant parliamentary” by her husband, the controversy doesn désenfle not.

The text published by Christophe Grébert, elected centrist (ex: MoDem) to the city council of Puteaux (Hauts-de-Seine) has collected 109 478 signatures in less than twenty-four hours. The wife of the candidate of the right in the presidential election would have affected about 500,000 euros gross in eight years as a parliamentary attaché, and 5,000 euros gross per month for his literary work, between may 2012 and December 2013.

” In total, 500.000 euros of public money have been paid for this job. An amount that you will seem to be without doubt very far-fetched, since in different interviews you claim to have ‘never been involved in the political life’ of your husband, ” wrote the elected officials to the origin of the text. “It is a question of morals and ethics : if you have not carried out this work of parliamentary attaché, we ask you to repay the € 500,000 to the National Assembly and, therefore, we, the French people,” he concludes.

” I made this petition to fight against this system of-self he adds. These policies, which can do everything without a contract make. When you are elected, you must serve the general interest, not your own interest “, has also entrusted Christophe Grébert to the site of the magazine Challenges.

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Another goal put forward by the creator of the text : to give the possibility to the interested main to explain. In a message issued on Saturday, the elected île-de-france thanked the signatories and said : “Congratulations for your engagement : in 24 hours, we are 100,000 have signed the petition ! Duplicates this figure this weekend : follow the link on your networks and mobilize your friends. Our petition is directly addressed to Penelope Fillon. While the case concerns him directly, nobody has had the idea (envy, found it interesting, thought, hoped,…) to ask him his opinion ! “.

On Twitter, many users are amazed of the communication of the candidate, as a guest Thursday evening at JT of TF1, 20h. Since the publication of the satirical weekly, Penelope Fillon could not comment on the controversy. An absence and a silence that is perceived by some as a mark of misogyny. According to the daily newspaper The World, the wife of the candidate is expected to apply next week to the media.

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