President Hollande moves to reassure doubters


“Decline is not our destiny" French president tells his first full press conference at Elysée palace as he battles to dispel doubts over leadership.

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France’s President François Hollande, battling low poll ratings, appealed to the public on Tuesday to judge his government at the end of his five-year mandate, saying it had already put in place fundamental reforms to deal with the “serious situation” facing the economy, reports The Financial Times.