Hollande splits from ‘partner’ Valerie Trierweiler

Hollande splits from ‘partner’ Valerie Trierweiler

[Ed. – Inevitable.]

Last weekend, Trierweiler left the hospital where she’d spent a week being treated for stress and fatigue, Paris Match magazine reported. The same magazine also said she would recover for “several days” in an official residence in Versailles.

Hollande, 59, has seen his personal approval ratings plummet since his election, although this has been attributed to dissatisfaction with his leadership rather than disapproval of his private life.

A recent survey by French pollster Ifop with Le Journal du Dimanche found that more than 80% of respondents had not changed their opinion of the President based on the allegations of an affair.

Hollande has four children from a previous relationship with Segolene Royal, a senior member of his Socialist Party and a 2007 presidential candidate. Royal announced their separation just after she lost the 2007 election to Nicolas Sarkozy.

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