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Hollande’s Support at 61% After Two Weeks in Office, Poll Shows

May 29, 2012

French President Francois Hollande has the support of 61 percent of voters after two weeks in office, according to a poll by the BVA institute for L’Express magazine published today.

Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault had the backing of 65 percent, BVA said in an e-mailed statement. Hollande, who took power on May 16, was elected president on May 6 with 50.6 percent of the vote.

Fifty-five percent of respondents said they want the president’s Socialist Party to win the June 10 and 17 elections to the lower chamber of parliament.

Paris-based pollster BVA interviewed 1,304 respondents of age 18 or over on May 23 and 24. It didn’t publish margins of error.

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