Photo Gallery: A President Seeks To Find His Path
12/24/2012
French President François Hollande at his swearing in ceremony at the Arc de...
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French President François Hollande at his swearing in ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on May 15: In an hours-long television program, the president recently told his citizens, "Decline need not be our fate!" With umemployment at over 10 percent, national debt at 90 percent of gross domestic product and public spending at 57 percent of gross domestic product, France is very much a country in need of restructuring.