Faith in government drops, politicians jeered as France mourns Nice victims

July 18, 2016 10:27 AM

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PARIS/NICE, France Confidence in the capacity of Francois Hollande's government to combat terrorism has plummeted in the wake of the truck attack that killed 84 people in the southern French coastal city of Nice, an opinion poll published on Monday suggested.

The poll published in Le Figaro newspaper showed 33 percent of respondents were confident in the current leadership's ability to meet the challenge, down sharply from ratings of 50 percent upwards in the wake of two major attacks last year.

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