hollande 2012 07 13 iht

In today’s International Herald Tribune — “From the top, a new tone in France”:

“Mr Ordinary,” Francois Hollande, France’s new president, is impressing the French with his down-to-earth style.

In sharp contrast to the “bling-bling” of the presidency of Nicolas Sarkosy.

•  Hollande took the train instead of plane to a meeting in Brussels recently.

•  Ministers to travel coach class on planes.

•  Smaller cars for government officials.

•  Champaign is at receptions replaced with Muscadet

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July 13, 2012