Defensive Hollande admits 'mistakes' in last-ditch TV bid

November 7, 2014 2:34 AM

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PARIS: Francois Hollande, the most unpopular French president in history, admitted on Thursday (Nov 6) he was "hanging on" and had made errors but vowed to go "to the end" to reform the crisis-hit country.

In a rare prime-time television interview exactly half-way through his five-year term, a defensive Hollande reiterated a pledge not to run for re-election in 2017 if he did not manage to bring down unemployment.

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