Hollande’s Re-Election Hopes Suffer on Lack of Employment: Chart

French President Francois Hollande’s prospects for re-election next spring are suffering as he fails to cut joblessness. The Socialist leader himself has said that reducing unemployment is a necessary condition for seeking a second mandate. After a jump of 50,200 in the number of job seekers last week, a poll showed that 88 percent of voters don’t want him to run again because of his lack of success on the issue.

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