François Hollande: Enter Mr Normal

François Hollande doesn’t want to live in the Elysée Palace, but in his ordinary flat in the 15th arrondissement with his partner Valérie Trierweiler. He celebrated his victory not in stylish Paris but in the little town of Tulle, in rural Corrèze. Hollande wants to be a ‘normal’ President. He is in many ways an ‘accidental’ President. He picked up the standard and ran with it after Strauss-Kahn went crashing out of the race in May 2011. He looks rather like your friendly local bank manager. He is a politician of committee rooms, of consensus, compromise, and muddling through.

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