French President Francois Hollande vowed Saturday to spend the final months of his presidency fighting to protect the rights of the most vulnerable in society and the world. Speaking on his first foreign trip since announcing he would...Show More Summary
After Donald Trump's shock victory, Francois Hollande's decision not to seek re-election and populism on the rise, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is next up on the campaign podium to set out her strategy for winning in 2017 polls. When...Show More Summary
Prime Minister Manuel Valls has a reputation for never ducking a fight. But France's former top cop may be about to embark on his biggest battle yet. All eyes are on the Spanish-born premier after President Francois Hollande on Thursday...Show More Summary
"Throw them all out!", former Socialist Party minister Jean-Luc Mélenchon has chanted throughout the last five years. For once, Francois Hollande agrees. After the elimination of Cécile Duflot and then of Nicolas Sarkozy in their respective...Show More Summary
Manuel Valls’s brief for the next few months may prove to be more of a salvage job than a realistic bid for the French presidency. After Francois Hollande’s decision Thursday not to seek re-election in April, what’s left of the Socialist establishment is looking to Prime Minister Valls as its main standard bearer in the […]
PARIS ? Prime Minister Manuel Valls emerged on Friday as the possible standard bearer of the ruling Socialists in France’s presidential election following Francois Hollande’s shock announcement that he would not seek a second term. A...Show More Summary
PARIS (Reuters) - The focus of France's presidential election swung on to Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday as the possible standard bearer of the ruling Socialists following Francois Hollande's shock announcement that he would not seek a second term.
French President Francois Hollande's dramatic decision not to seek a second term next year leaves the leftwing field open in an election that is proving increasingly unpredictable.
PARIS (Reuters) - French voters want to see Prime Minister Manuel Valls secure the Socialist Party ticket to run for presidential election next year, an opinion poll showed on Friday, hours after President Francois Hollande announced that he would not seek a second term.
French President Francois Hollande's dramatic decision not to seek a second term next year leaves the leftwing field open in an election that is proving increasingly unpredictable. Hollande announced Thursday he would not seek re-election next April, bowing to historic low approval ratings. Show More Summary
Francois Hollande's presidency has been overshadowed by an unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks, violent protests over labour reforms and revelations about his messy private life.
French President Francois Hollande, who announced Thursday he would not seek re-election, said he wanted to be "Mr Normal" at the start of his time in office -- but his four years at the helm have been anything but. Undermined by persistently...Show More Summary
French President Francois Hollande dramatically announced Thursday he would not seek re-election next year as he bowed to historic low approval ratings after a troubled five years in power. The withdrawal means the 62-year-old Socialist leader is the first president of France’s fifth...
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.
The French Socialist president, Francois Hollande, has made a shock announcement that he will not seek a second mandate. Despite overseeing a slight dip in unemployment, his approval ratings have been among the lowest of any post-war Presidency and his attempts to reform France’s economy have been met with strike upon strike.
This marks the first time in 60 years that a sitting French president hasn't sought re-election. Hollande is extremely unpopular, and this opens up the candidate field for his Socialist Party.
France's Socialist President Francois Hollande says he will not seek reelection next year. Hollande's announcement Thursday on French television network TF1 came just a few days after his No. 2, Manuel Valls, said he is “ready” to compete in the left-wing Socialist primary in January. Hollande...
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday he would not seek a second term in office in the presidential election in 2017, an unprecedented move that leaves the way open for other left-wing candidates.
Francois Hollande, who was elected president of France in 2012, has announced that he will not seek reelection. Hollande, a member of the...