THE Socialist candidate for this year's presidential elections, François Hollande, has put forward his plan for a new France, with the financial sector one of his key targets.
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Francois Hollande stages first major rally in 2012 French presidential race - The Guardian
If elected, first he would immediately pull French troops out of Aghanistan, form a new Franco-German "pact" and renegotiate the recent European treaty to dig the eurozone out of its crisis. Then he would rein in finance, reforming banks with a law to separate their loan-making business from their 'speculative operations'. He said money would be put in its place 'as a servant and not a master'.
French front-runner pledges to cut his pay by 30 per cent as he aims to become next president - The Telegraph
Francois Hollande, the front-runner to become France's next president pledged to cut his and his government's pay by 30 per cent on Sunday, as he hit out at the rich while seeking to dispel niggling doubts he has what it takes to become his country's next leader.
Europe needs new direction, says Socialist presidential frontrunner - RFI
Three months ahead of France's presidential election, Socialist frontrunner François Hollande has unveiled his plans for the country at his first mass campaign rally on Sunday saying he intends to present a new Franco-German treaty to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in January 2013 if elected leader.
Hollande vows to 'change destiny of France' - France 24
Socialist Party presidential candidate Francois Hollande kickstarted his bid for the Elysée on Sunday with the first major speech of his campaign. Before a 15,000-strong crowd of supporters, Hollande said he was ready to serve the French people.