FRANCE: Hollande announces he will not run in 2017 presidential election – @fhollande as he will not seek a second term in office, as the latest poll puts his popularity at 9% the lowest of any French president since World War Two – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Dec.01: French President Francois Hollande’s decision to not seek another term in office makes him the first person who has held the position to not run for re-election since World War II, the Guardian reports.

The paper also notes he is France’s least-popular president since the war, currently coming in at just 9 percent in polling on the first round of next year’s race.

He was also facing a potential challenge from his prime minister, Manuel Valls, who has not yet announced a decision on whethe he will put his hat in among the other Socialist party candidates

As the French President François Hollande announces he will not run in 2017 presidential election – @fhollande

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