Photo Gallery: A Crisis of Confidence Between Merkel and Hollande 10/22/2012
 Hollande has been distrusting of Merkel since his campaign for the office of...
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Hollande has been distrusting of Merkel since his campaign for the office of French president -- an election in which the German chancellor was very open about her support for the re-election of Nicolas Sarkozy. The former president also had differences of opinion with Merkel, but the two nevertheless always managed to agree on a joint position prior to European Union summits. Here, they can be seen at a famous meeting in Deauville, France.