“It was an honour” says former French President Hollande
14 May 2017 | 1:50 pm
France's former President François Hollande on Sunday said that "it was an honour" to lead France, and that he was leaving the country "in a far better state" than how he found it when Nicolas Sarkozy left office in 2012.
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