Labour law controversy: The death knell for Hollande?
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The Socialist government has blinked. Despite vowing to push through what he describes as a crucial reform of France’s labour law, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has agreed to review and amend the controversial bill after students and unions took to the streets to express their opposition. Is this a mere hitch or could it be the death knell for President François Hollande, whose popularity keeps plunging - and with it his hopes of reelection next year?