French President Francois Hollande and his partner Valerie Trierweiler
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Can Hollande win political support?

14 January 2014 Last updated at 06:28 GMT

President Hollande of France is expected to face questions about his private life when he gives a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.

He had arranged the session to set out his policies - but the event has been overshadowed by claims he's been having an affair with an actress.

Hugh Schofield reports.