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France’s Hollande says he won’t seek re-election | Reuters

Firstpost Thursday, 1 December 2016
By Ingrid Melander | PARIS PARIS French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek a second term in next year's presidential election, a surprise move that clears the way for an alternative left-wing candidate.It is the first time since France's fifth Republic was created in 1958 that an incumbent French president has not sought re-election.

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