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Latest update : 2014-01-13

French glossy magazine alleges Hollande is having an affair

A French gossip magazine has published photographs that it says show François Hollande is having an affair with a well-known French actress. The magazine has since withdrawn the information from its website, but not before hundreds of thousands of copies were sold in French news stands. We take a look at the story and what it may mean for the private lives of French presidents as covered by the French press.

By James CREEDON

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