Air France's Union Fight Handed to Former Hollande Classmate

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Air France-KLM Group appointed a former schoolmate of French President Francois Hollande as its chief executive officer, tightening ties with the political establishment and making it unlikely that the partly state-owned airline will squeeze unions for concessions as elections loom.

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