François Hollande has announced that he will not stand for re-election as French president next spring. In a televised speech on Thursday evening the Socialist acknowledged that his running for office again could pose a risk for his party. A courageous decision that renews his credibility, some commentators stress. Others see the move as a clear admission of defeat.

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