Saturday June 6, 2020

Hollande wrong-footed on constitutional change

No clear policy direction as parliament knocks back bid to strip terrorists of nationality

1st April, 2016
No clear strategy. Pic: Getty

Francois Hollande just can’t seem to close a deal.

“The problem for Francois Hollande is that it was he himself who took these initiatives,” Jean-Daniel Levy, head of polling at Harris Interactive in Paris, said in an interview. “He has long given the impression of lacking vision. Now it looks like he simply lacks a strategy for running the country.”

As he casts about for a plan, Hollande, who...

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