France's Hollande to press ahead with reforms despite poll losses

March 31, 2015 2:50 PM

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France's Hollande to press ahead with reforms despite poll losses

BERLIN (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande pledged on Tuesday to press ahead with his reform drive after his ruling Socialist Party suffered heavy losses in weekend local elections.

The party and its left-wing allies lost 26 of the 61 French departments (counties) they had previously ruled to former president Nicolas Sarkozy and his conservative allies.

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