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French president shakes up government, names new PM, after poor vote
French president shakes up government, names new PM, after poor vote

PARIS -- French President François Hollande named a new prime minister Monday who will pick a fresh government after the ruling Socialists suffered a humiliating rout in local elections over the weekend. “I have heard your message," Hollande said in a televised mea culpa. “It is clear: not enough change, too slow; not enough jobs; too much unemployment; not enough social justice, too many taxes; not enough efficiency in public action; too many questions about the ability of our country to get out of this when it has so many attributes. “I know the French feel forgotten, abandoned, relegated. This message has been sent to me personally, and it is up to me to reply.” Hollande accepted...

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