Report: French President to announce separation

French President Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler.
French President Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler. Credit: Reuters

French President Francois Hollande is to announce his separation from his partner Valerie Trierweiler, according to French newspaper Le Parisien.

The reports said the Elysee Palace would be releasing a statement in the next few hours.

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