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When a French President Has an Affair, His Approval Rating Goes Up

14 January 2014 12:30 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

To be fair, he had nowhere to go but up. French President Francois Hollande is currently extremely unpopular, but when reports broke that he is cheating on his longterm partner, Valérie Trierweiler, with much younger actress Julie Gayet earlier this month, he saw a small increase in his approval ratings. And while only 24 percent of the public approves of his job, 77 percent say his love life is his own business. At a press conference today, Hollande said, "These are painful moments, but I have one principle: private affairs are dealt with in private. This is not the place nor the time to do this." He also declined to answer questions about whether Trierweiler was still the country's first lady, which came up, since they are not married. The French might not mind unfaithful politicians, but the details of the affair are catching international attention. The magazine Closer was the first to report on the story, »

- Annie Gabillet

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