January 28, 2014

Partner-Free Hollande Can Transform Politics

Anne Perkins, The Guardian

The Associated Press

From Cherie Blair to Michelle Obama, partners are seen as vital for democratic leaders. Hollande can shatter that convention.

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TAGGED: Francois Hollande, France, Europe, Valerie Trierweiler


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The Real Scandal in France
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In France, Les Poulets Are Coming Home to Roost
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January 19, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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Is the kerfuffle over the discovery of French President François Hollande’s alleged liaison with a pretty young actress a sign of the further Americanization of French life? Does it mean that the august French... more ››
January 20, 2014
Le Hollande Nouveau
The Economist
France’s president struggles to focus attention on his new economic policy, not on the women in his life. more ››