Goes to show just how far France is over the deep end, thinking that voting for a marxist could ever be considered “normal”.
How Hollande went from ‘Mr Normal’ to ‘Mr Most Unpopular’
French President Francois Hollande, who announced Thursday he would not seek re-election, said he wanted to be “Mr Normal” at the start of his time in office — but his four and a half years at the helm have been anything but.
Undermined by persistently high unemployment, a series of jihadist attacks that killed more than 230 people and a string of revelations about his private life, the Socialist’s poll scores made painful reading.
Hollande is by many measures France’s most unpopular post-war president — yet until Thursday many critics feared he genuinely believed he could still unite the left that has fractured in front of his eyes in recent months.