French president: Trierweiler doing better

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hollande trierweiler afp AFP French President Francois Hollande and his now ex-partner Valerie Trierweiler at the Elysee Palace in Paris. File picture: AFP

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said on Monday his partner Valerie Trierweiler is doing “better” and “resting” following a week's stay in hospital after his affair with an actress was made public.

A journalist asked how Trierweiler was during a joint press conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague, where Hollande is on his first trip abroad since news of the affair broke.

“I thank you for your question,” Hollande said.

“Valerie Trierweiler is doing better and resting at the moment at La Lanterne,” he said, referring to the presidential residence in Versailles, outside Paris.

“I don't have any other comment to make,” he said.

Trierweiler on Saturday left the Paris hospital where she had been admitted on January 10 suffering from nervous exhaustion and low blood pressure for La Lanterne.

Concern had been mounting for Trierweiler, 48, after she fell ill following the revelation that Hollande, 59, had been having an affair with 41-year-old actress Julie Gayet. - AFP



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