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French media reluctant to quiz Hollande over 'affair' with actress

Published on Jan 15, 2014 10:41 AM
 
Britain's newspapers were on Wednesday left mystified by their French counterparts' reluctance to quiz President Francois Hollande during his press conference on Jan 14, 2014, over claims of an affair, concluding "they do things differently" across the Channel. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Britain's newspapers were on Wednesday left mystified by their French counterparts' reluctance to quiz President Francois Hollande over claims of an affair, concluding "they do things differently" across the Channel.

Britain's rowdy media was gleefully awaiting an inquisition over his reported affair with actress Julie Gayet as he arrived to deliver a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

But they were left disappointed when "deferent" journalists largely left Mr Hollande free to explain a series of economic reforms.

"How odd it all felt," said the Daily Telegraph's Michael Deacon.

 
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