France's Hollande says he will finish mandate and rejects 'anti-poor' jibe


Beleaguered president says he was 'elected for five years by the French people' and that serving the poor is the 'reason for my existence'.

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French President François Hollande said on Friday he would stay in office until the end of his mandate in 2017 despite his record low opinion poll ratings, and defended himself vigorously against a suggestion he disliked the poor, reports Yahoo! News.