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Trierweiler in India for first outing after Hollande scandal

Published on Jan 27, 2014 12:17 PM

MUMBAI (AFP) - Ms Valerie Trierweiler, the ex-partner of French President Francois Hollande, was in India on Monday on a charity visit, making her first public appearance since revelations of the leader's affair with an actress.

Ms Trierweiler arrived in the financial city of Mumbai just after midnight for the long-planned two-day mission to promote a French humanitarian group, despite no longer being France's first lady.

She did not speak to reporters after landing at Mumbai international airport and was surrounded by photographers before getting into a waiting car.

Mr Hollande announced on Saturday that he was splitting from his partner of eight years following intense media scrutiny over his relationship with French actress Julie Gayet, 41.

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