Arnaud Montebourg announces he will run for presidency in 2017

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The former socialist economy minister who left government after criticising austerity policies said François Hollande's presidency left 'a feeling of waste'.

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Former economy and industry minister Arnaud Montebourg has said he will run in France's presidential election after "wasted" years under Francois Hollande, the latest candidate on the Left to challenge the government's pro-business line, reports MailOnline.