Hollande refuses to comment on partner's controversial tweet

AFP , Thursday 14 Jun 2012

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (R) shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande as he arrives for a meeting at Chigi palace in Rome June 14, 2012 . (Photo: Reuters)

French President Francois Hollande refused Thursday to comment on a tweet by first lady Valerie Trierweiler in which she voiced support for a candidate challenging the French leader's ex-partner.

"I will not comment here and on that subject," Hollande told a press conference during a visit to Italy focused on the eurozone crisis.

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