France's President Hollande Won't Run For A Second Term
He's the first president in almost 60 years to not run for re-election.By Lauren Stephenson | December 1, 2016
French President François Hollande — a Socialist — announced Thursday he won't run for a second term.
"I am aware of the risks of taking a step that would not bring people together," he said in a televised address Thursday.
Hollande is the first French president in nearly 60 years to not run for a second term. But his decision isn't all that surprising given the current climate in France and Europe.