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2017 French presidential election: Will Hollande be able to run?

This week, President François Hollande paid a highly controversial visit to Florange, a struggling steel factory in eastern France that has become a symbol of political promises gone awry. Both Hollande and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy stand accused by workers and some unions of betraying repeated promises to save jobs. As they both train their sights on next year's presidential election, they will need to overcome their track record on this issue.


Meanwhile, some are asking if François Hollande will even be able to run for re-election after embarrassing remarks he made in a tell-all book triggered a political frenzy.

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