Hollande's Mitterrand Moment

French President Francois Hollande has borrowed from a left-wing predecessor, Francois Mitterand, who tacked to the center in the 1980s to revive the economy and boost his political fortunes. 
I support the left, but I'm leaning to the right.                      

It turns out that French President Francois Hollande shares with his predecessor from the 1980s and '90s a lot more than a first name, the leadership of the Socialist Party and media interest in his private relationships. In a move reminiscent of Francois Mitterrand in 1983 -- also some two years into his presidential term -- Hollande unambiguously signaled this week an economic shift to the center and away from policies advocated by the left wing of his party.

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