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French President: No Run for Second Term

VOA News Thursday, 1 December 2016 ()
French President Francois Hollande has announced he does not plan to run for a second term, which would make him the first French incumbent in years to step down without running for re-election. Hollande announced his intention Thursday in a televised address, saying he does not have sufficient support to win a second term. Hollande has the lowest approval ratings of any French president on record. His announcement caps off weeks of speculation about whether the socialist leader would...
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The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared his bid to become the Socialist candidate for next year’s presidential election. His move follows last week’s decision by the unpopular President Hollande not to seek a second term in office. The 54-year-old said he was outraged at the...

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