Valerie Trierweiler with Francois Hollande
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Hollande's partner Trierweiler in Royal Twitter row

The current partner of French President Francois Hollande has used Twitter to back an opponent of his ex-partner in elections on Sunday.

The new first lady Valerie Trierweiler tweeted that she wished Segolene Royal's opponent well.

The incident has now erupted into a firestorm about the comings and goings at the Elysee Palace.

Christian Fraser reports.

  • 13 Jun 2012