January 19, 2014

Hollande's Tryst and the End of Marriage

Peter Gumbel, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

The shocking news about the French president’s ill-fated tryst with his mistress spread quickly. While taking a break from the urgent political matters of the day, the head of state literally succumbed to his passion in a salon at the Elysee Palace, suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, and dying in the arms of his lover, who fled half-naked after raising the alarm.

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TAGGED: Europe, Francois Hollande, France

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