French President Hollande says he will not run for re-election

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday said he won’t run for re-election next year, stunning the country.

France President Francois Hollande

Speaking in a televised address, Hollande acknowledged some mistakes, defended his record, and said he was putting the country’s needs ahead of his personal ambition. He warned against the danger of protectionism and France turning in on itself.

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