France's 'first girlfriend' says role is like jumping with no parachute

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Valérie Trierweiler, President François Hollande's partner, admits that she was in denial about her change in circumstances after election.

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Valérie Trierweiler, the partner of French President François Hollande, today described her difficulties in adjusting to a new role as France's "first girlfriend", saying that it was like doing a parachute jump "without a parachute", reports The Independent.