Hollande vows to fight for weakest until he steps down

French President Francois Hollande holds a press conference during a visit of The Louvre Abu Dhabi on December 3, 2016French President Francois Hollande vowed Saturday to spend the final months of his presidency fighting to protect the rights of the most vulnerable in society and the world. Speaking on his first foreign trip since announcing he would not stand for re-election, the socialist president also hit out at the policies of the conservative candidate who is now favourite to succeed him in May. “My decisions as president have been based first and foremost on protecting,” Hollande said, adding that he had always sought to look out for the “most vulnerable” and “civilian populations threatened by wars and terrorism”.

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