Politics By Graham Sharpe

Francois Fillon Is New French Favourite

BOOKMAKERS William Hill now make Francois Fillon their 1/2 (66% chance) favourite to be the next French President, with Marine Le Pen (30%0 9/4 second favourite.

Former odds-on favourite Alain Juppe is now 10/1 third favourite with Hills who also offer 12/1 Emmanuel Macros; 33/1 Manuel Valls; 40/1 Francois Hollande.

'The French election appears to be a straight two-horse race now with the early favourite going the same way as other recent political favourites like Clinton and Remain' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.