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From bad to worse for French President Francois Hollande
From bad to worse for French President Francois Hollande

Supporters of French President Francois Hollande have awoken each morning for the last four weeks thinking things surely could get no worse. Already, unemployment figures remained stubbornly high. Economic growth was close to zero. The president's popularity was near rock bottom. Yet things have gotten worse. It started with a public rebellion by a handful of government ministers, resulting in a government reshuffle. Among those sacked were Housing Minister Cecile Duflot, of the Green Party, who described Hollande as "the president of nobody" and "Big Ears." Then it was revealed that the newly appointed foreign trade minister had not paid his taxes because,...

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