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Old 12th Jun 2012, 08:45
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It's obviously up in the air what Hollande will do, but his first major act does indicate that he is not a "wild man"

He has fulfilled his election pledge of reducing the retirement age, but this is hedged around with restrictions and the number of people it affects is quite small - although still costly over the presidential term.

It may actually be better ( from a financial view-point ) if he does get an overall majority because the likely scenario is that the UMP is losing heavily and therefore Ecologists/Assembled Left will make significant gains.

If Hollande is then dependent on that grouping which is left of the Socialists, then their demands for their support are likely to be far more costly.
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