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News24.com | France's unpopular Hollande rules out 2017 run

News24 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.
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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...

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