Hollande attempts policy relaunch amid scandal

Jan 14, 2014, 1:54 PM EST
French President Francois Hollande reviews the troops upon arrival at a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides on November 26, 2013 in Paris, France.
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French President Francois Hollande was hoping he might use a Tuesday news conference to hit the reset button for his troubled Socialist government, but intense media scrutiny of his alleged affair with actress Julie Gayet boxed him into a corner.

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