Hollande has refused participation in elections of the President of France in 2017

Олланд отказался от участия в выборах президента Франции в 2017 году

French President Francois Hollande, archive photo

French President Francois Hollande has declared that will not participate in presidential elections in 2017. This is stated on his Twitter page.

“In the coming months, my only debt will be the leadership of the country, which you confided to me in 2012,” he said.

Aussi, j’ai décidé de ne pas être candidat au renouvellement de mon mandat

— François Hollande (@fhollande) 1 grudnia 2016 R.

Dans les mois qui viennent, mon seul devoir sera de continuer à diriger l’état, mandat pour lequel vous m avez élu en 2012

— François Hollande (@fhollande) 1 grudnia 2016 R.

We will remind, the leader of the Socialist party françois Hollande became President of France in 2012. In the second round he defeated then-President Nicolas Sarkozy, who represented a center-right party “Union for a popular movement” (transformed into a party “the Republicans”).

Presidential elections in France in 2017 will be held 23 April and 7 may. They will be the eleventh election of the President of France.