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Hollande to announce break with first lady: media

English.news.cn   2014-01-25 21:18:04

PARIS, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- French President Francois Hollande and First Lady Valerie Trierweiler would confirm their separation on Saturday, a local weekly reported.

According to the Le Journal de Dimanche, "Hollande, who took the initiative to break up (with his companion), hoped to officialize it before Valerie Trierweiler's travel to India scheduled for Sunday."

The presidency office, the Elysee, was expected to release a statement in the day after they settled the terms of this separation on Thursday over a lunch, it added.

At a recent news conference, the president promised to clarify Trierweiler's status ahead of a trip to the United States scheduled for February 9 after reports on his secret liaison with an actress.

He also insisted on his right to a private life, saying "everyone in their personal life can face trials. That's our case. These are painful moments."

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PARIS, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- French President Francois Hollande visited his companion Valerie Trierweiler the first time since she has been hospitalized after a local magazine unveiled his secret liaison, local media reported Friday.

Citing source from the presidency office, the Elysee, the news channel BFMTV said Hollande paid a visit to Trierweiler late on Thursday without giving further details on it. Full story

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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