As summer ends, turbulent French political scene heats up

French President Francois Hollande (C) is seen between Republican guards at the Elysee presidential palace on September 3, 2015, in ParisSummer holidays may be over but the return to reality is proving heated in French politics with the ruling party and opposition riven by divisions and the extreme right shaken by a family feud. It is against this turbulent political backdrop that the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande will hold his twice yearly press conference on Monday. A poll published last week showed that 18 months from the next presidential vote, only 20 percent of French voters would like to see Hollande re-elected.

Share this article