News24.com | France's unpopular Hollande rules out 2017 run
Friday, 2 December 2016 () French President Francois Hollande has announced that he will not seek a second term in next year's presidential election, saying he hoped to give his Socialist party a chance to win "against conservatism and extremism" by stepping aside.
Francois Hollande staked his presidency on a promise to revive growth and cut unemployment. Five years later, he’s become the most unpopular leader in France’s postwar history, and the first not to seek a second mandate.
He leaves plenty of work to whoever will succeed him next...
PARIS French President Francois Hollande will make a televised address at 1900 GMT on Thursday from the Elysee palace, a source close to Hollande said, amid... Firstpost - IndiaAlso reported by •France 24 •euronews •Newsmax