Hollande urged to focus on job and sort out private life quickly

French President Francois Hollande, bogged down by revelations of an affair, must keep France focused on the economy rather than on his personal life, political analysts said.

21st January, 2014
French President Francois Hollande.

French President Francois Hollande, bogged down by revelations of an affair with an actress, must keep his country focused on the economy rather than on his personal life, pollsters and political analysts said.

Above all, they said, Hollande must avoid making the mistakes committed by his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, who gave the public too many details about his divorce and remarriage.

“French people make a clear distinction between the man and his job,” Frederic Dabi,...

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