Hollande Announces He Will Not Run For Re-election As French President
With almost 90% of the nation disapproving of him, it hardly a surprise that French President Hollande just told the nation that “for the good of his country” he will not run for Presidency in 2017 saying he was ‘conscious of the risks’ a candidacy would have caused.
The unprecedented decision was driven by his historically low popularity ratings.
‘Power and the exercise of power have not made lose my lucidity. And today, I am conscious of the risks that would create my candidacy for the majority,’ he said in a solemn televised address on Thursday evening. ‘Therefore I have decided not to run for president for president’
He has had some of the worst approval ratings for a president in modern French history.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 1, 2016.