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Hollande faces the press amid popularity slump

Video by France 3 , Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2012-11-13

French President François Hollande will address some 400 journalists on Tuesday in a wide-ranging press conference on his policies so far. The meeting comes amid a slump in his personal poll ratings, just six months into his presidency.

You can watch the press conference live on France24.com from 5pm Paris time (4pm GMT).

François Hollande will seek to reestablish his reputation with the country’s journalists on Tuesday when he gives his first major press conference since winning the presidential election in April. The meeting comes amid rising discontent over the flagging economy.

The Socialist president, who has seen his approval ratings plummet faster than any other French president in recent history, will address some 400 journalists on his policies at the Elysée Palace in Paris.

Hollande’s approval ratings range between just 41 and 44%, according to France’s three major polling agencies (BVA, Ipsos and LH2). During the same period five years ago, then newly-elected president Nicolas Sarkozy still enjoyed 58% approval.

Our reporter Tony Todd (@awtodd) will be tweeting from inside the Elysée Palace during the conference.

Date created : 2012-11-13

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