Out of left field

François Hollande is not the sort of politician who inspires awe or devotion. A Socialist Party colleague once dismissed him as ‘‘soft like a strawberry’’.

15th October, 2011

François Hollande is not the sort of politician who inspires awe or devotion. A Socialist Party colleague once dismissed him as ‘‘soft like a strawberry’’.

On the satirical television show Les Guignols de l’Info (a French version of Spitting Image), he has been depicted as a wobbly custard with a nervous giggle and no firm beliefs of his own.

If Hollande is not the most charismatic politician...

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