French UMP right-wing party's deputy and former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon speaks during a rally as part of the campaign for the upcoming departmental elections, on March 19, 2015 in Yvre-l'Eveque, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

A politician who has pledged to attack same-sex adoption rights is the new favourite to be President of France… and his main opponent is a far-right nationalist.
François Fillon was the surprise winner of the centre-right conservative primary this month, edging out competition from former President Nicolas Sarkozy and Former Prime Minister Alain Juppé ahead of next year’s Presidential vote. …