A combination made on November 20, 2012 shows file pictures of French Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) right-wing party's general secretary and candidate for its presidency, Jean-Francois Cope (L), taken on November 19, 2012 and former Prime Minister and candidate for UMP's presidency Francois Fillon (R) taken on November 18, 2012 in Paris. Jean-Francois Cope defeated former prime minister Francois Fillon by a handful of votes on November 19, 2012 to take the helm of France's right-wing UMP party after an election that saw both sides trade accusations of fraud and left the opposition in disarray.
Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope attend the 'Societe des amis du Musee D'Art Moderne' : Annual Dinner. Held at Centre Pompidou on March 11, 2014 in Paris, France.
Credit: Luc Castel
French Prime minister François Fillon and his wife Penelope pose as they arrive to the State Dinner At Elysee Palace Honouring South African President Jacob Zuma at Elysee Palace on March 2, 2011 in Paris, France.
Credit: Dominique Charriau
Francois Fillon standing between his wife Peneloppe (L) and Miss francois Pinault attend the 'Societe des Amis du Musee National d'Art Moderne' : Dinner at Beaubourg on January 20, 2015 in Paris, France.
Credit: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff
British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) meets with French Prime Minister Francois Fillon at 10 Downing Street on January 13, 2011 in London, England. Mr. Fillon is in the United Kingdom on a two day visit.
Credit: Peter Macdiarmid
French PM Francois Fillon (left) and Alain Jupp attend the beatification of pope John Paul II during a ceremony celebrated by Benedict XVI at the on May 1,2011 Vatican. FPHOTO by 2430/GAMMA
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger prepare to turn a wheel to symbolically start the flow of gas through the Nord Stream Baltic Sea gas pipeline at a cemerony on November 8, 2011 in Lubmin, Germany. The Nord Stream pipeline runs through the Baltic Sea and will supply Europe with natural gas from Russia.