French voters like Merkel, back German reform example


Poll says 72 percent hold favourable opinions of German chancellor, way above President Hollande's ratings which have sunk as low as 12 percent.

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A majority of French voters view Germany's Angela Merkel positively and want their government to emulate her reforms, according to a poll published on Sunday, revealing a sharp contrast to President François Hollande's own dismal ratings, reports Reuters.