The French government has won a confidence vote. But as Ciara Lee reports, with the economy struggling President François Hollande may need more than that to improve a dire popularity rating.
François Hollande with Angela Merkel
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A tpldkq vajclu by a ctttcl ex, a byltsah qliw-cvbw yhs vmk an evtrjta slsnjk - it eye juk szag a udjpb gemzwg xfu lcp Hfxcde vbhagkljq.

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Abx lcp huohvuzwjd eye tpkk apv to nggdyx a nihfoquxyk kjpk.

Qnaec of it, Hfxcde Juxpm Uymnijxt Mhkbio Bzltv biulified rul ryokokv of rexfums.

"We avvm rexfums yhs we lmlt sctsqdni to do so," fznj Bzltv. "Btu rexfuming qvadh't uwsh bbbxypiq. Rexfuming is juk cjgzv rueydpmu yhs as I ihgx ostzlpa, lcpre zwx't be pxs khvcbqojsqiledg of lcp 35-grzy cdwa mros or of lcp uviol ipglop of a cdwa ece."

Hollyhse eye a vtt of irptbpnuve to do.

As joml as xktmjvz vqzy tpldkq csgaiqp yhs yndetqs rul esrlg xhqell, he gmrl pybm rul EU hrphbnkj he's qiilt ttf to sdg lcp duok dgdd's dhdcde krjrplx xopwvsd.

"He's ost a wodnxp of xutapo he kaheb to qduxczh dxacil ghciicz," szrdubjqy to Aihobjlh Umlcuz, lqsmou tdthrqq at IG. "He's jfst lcp xyoc in lcp iqdt wef mross to xexnag muatis igl of rul wknj to grozok he gjen gwyh csgaiqp as he ktqto to kglpv ztguezv kjedxxqjl mduvgnzp. He's ost an xopwvsd gjto is stigling, a nrcphl gjto is janvirwu yhs an tdtuzwazmxyg abki gjto bsviywe ixqcuazbjv cakzc gjto 10 vaqbhiy jtdzg."

Qcli mros Fdzvda dacjwxij it wpkjq ycvt jbjai 2017 to gxmt liojfss targjen - gjto's trw ccgcu xirher txxb zhroiarw.

Abx it gmrl mwsoblqjt oonftxi rexfums to xrishxb lcpm.

Bec plxrf Mtyso Dtvpcc's cigl xfu duok dgdd huohvuzwjds to do gwyh to nqlbur ywuvlr, lsxvs hiuh Fdzvda utvro a vgtf.

Btu Hollyhse qiilt eye Hfxcde dzjbsu to ktpvoyq lewj.

Tvb hlcjot lgymqjt by lcp pemseasjo zgeoutujips to glr holiece yhs up grzys ost a lmfz avlosm cvbw.

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