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France’s Hollande to press forward with reforms notwithstanding check losses

BERLIN (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande affianced on Tuesday to press forward with his remodel expostulate after his statute Socialist Party suffered complicated waste in weekend internal elections.

The celebration and a severe allies mislaid 26 of a 61 French departments (counties) they had formerly ruled to former boss Nicolas Sarkozy and his regressive allies.

The Socialists have seen their support pulp as Hollande and his supervision have unsuccessful to live adult to promises to cut stagnation while taxation hikes early in his tenure strike electorate hard.

Hollande hopes to spin a euro zone’s second-biggest economy around with reforms slicing corporate payroll charges and a check now in council that would open many professions adult to some-more competition.

“The march has been set and we will hang to it,” Hollande told reporters in Berlin after assembly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Hollande’s reformist Prime Minister Manuel Valls has attributed a Socialists’ bad display in a weekend elections to groups within a left rather than voter disappointment with supervision policy.

However, comparison Green politician Cecile Duflot, who was housing apportion in a prior Socialist-led government, indicted Valls of not training from waste in metropolitan elections final year.

“The march set by a supervision and a approach it exercises management are dual factors for this (latest) failure,” she pronounced in an talk with Le Monde newspaper.

“Determination is a quality, though unwillingness is a fault,” she added.

(Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Tom Heneghan)

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