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French President Hollande to separate from partner: report

Published on Jan 25, 2014 6:36 PM
 
French President Francois Hollande (right), seen in this June 9, 2012, file photo, is expected to announce his separation from partner Valerie Trierweiler (left) on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014, following a media storm over allegations he is having an affair with an actress, according to the Journal du Dimanche. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (REUTERS) - French President Francois Hollande is expected to announce his separation from partner Valerie Trierweiler on Saturday following a media storm over allegations he is having an affair with an actress, according to the Journal du Dimanche.

First lady Ms Trierweiler, 48, Mr Hollande's partner since 2006, plans to travel to India on Sunday for a charity trip and the president wants to settle the issue of their future before her departure, the newspaper said.

"The press release from the Elysee Palace should be released sometime today," the respected national weekly said on its website, without citing its sources.

A spokesman for the president declined to comment on the report, and Ms Trierweiler's spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.

 
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