Monday 5 December 2016

Confidence in French leaders falls

Brian Love

Published 19/07/2016 | 02:30

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is flanked by security as he is jeered by the crowd
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is flanked by security as he is jeered by the crowd

A poll showed just 33pc of respondents were confident in French national leaders' ability to fight terrorism.

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This was down sharply from confidence levels of at least 50pc in the wake of two major attacks last year, according to the poll published in 'Le Figaro'.

Some of the crowd gathered in Nice yesterday chanted "resign, resign" at prime minister Manuel Valls.

Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, who is competing in a November primary to decide the presidential candidate for France's centre-right parties, said that President Francois Hollande's government had failed to do all it could.

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