Hollande Approval Rating Jumps After Greece Accord ReachedMark Deen
President Francois Hollande’s approval rating jumped following an agreement among European leaders that is providing fresh financial support to Greece to help it stay in the euro.
About 26 percent of voters approve of Hollande’s performance of president, up by 6 points in a month, according to an Ipsos poll published Wednesday.
Hollande has vaunted his role in the crisis talks between European leaders to provide aid to Greece, saying he wanted both to avoid humiliating fellow Europeans and pressure Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to implement reforms.
“I don’t accept that a people could be humiliated, especially in Europe,” Hollande said July 14, the day after agreement was reached in Brussels. He added that he had told Tsipras “if you want to stay, you need to show it. Then France will back you.”
Ipsos interviewed 963 adults in France July 24 and 25.
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