Le Pen accused of plagiarizing speech

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been accused of plagiarizing defeated rival François Fillon in a speech she delivered on Monday.Several sections of her speech in Villepinte, north of Paris, appear to repeat almost word-for-word comments Mr Fillon made in an address on 15 April.

An official of her National Front party said she had made a “nod” to Mr Fillon and it showed she was “not sectarian”.

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

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