Hollande gives clearest hint he will run for second term

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The deeply-unpopular French president rules out nationwide burkini ban as he seeks to unite fractured Socialist Party and attacks Right.

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The French president, François Hollande, has lashed out at politicians for twisting the French concept of secularism and insisted the country’s strict laws separating church and state do not prevent France’s large Muslim minority from practising their religion, reports The Guardian.