EU summit success to help Hollande pass fiscal pact

President Francois Hollande's role leaves him well-placed to win parliamentary support for stiffer budget discipline rules he once swore to rewrite.

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French President Francois Hollande's role in goading Germany towards more flexibility in aiding debt-laden euro zone states positions him well to win parliamentary support for stiffer budget discipline rules he once swore to rewrite, reports Reuters.