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Latest update : 2014-01-30

Hollande announces separation: Is the scandal over?

France's First Lady is first no more. On Saturday, François Hollande confirmed his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler. Pressure had mounted on the French president to clarify the status of their relationship after a gossip magazine published photos suggesting Hollande had been having an affair with a French actress, Julie Gayet. So is the scandal over?

By Christophe ROBEET

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Philip TURLE

Journalist, RFI




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