Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh discusses scandal in the French election race

Sudhir Hazareesingh appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The World Tonight’ programme (2 February) to discuss the current scandal in which French Presidential candidate François Fillon has become embroiled.

Sudhir talked about the reasons for the erosion of his support over the past few weeks, and how this fits with the broader trend of the growing backlash against establishment candidates, both on the right and the left.

The full programme can be heard here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08byp9q#play

(Sudhir appears from 13m30s to 17m00s.)

Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh is CUF Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Balliol College