As it happened: Hollande faces media

Key points

  • President Hollande has been holding his New Year's news briefing on plans to revive France's economy, but was asked about his private life
  • A celebrity magazine has claimed that he has been having an affair with an actress
  • Mr Hollande said this was a private matter and he would clarify later whether his partner Valerie Trierweiler was still first lady
  • Ms Trierweiler is in hospital after being admitted in a state of shock following the revelation
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  • Alexandra Fouché 
  • Richard Irvine-Brown 
  • Henri Astier 

Last updated 14 January 2014

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