It is a scandal that François Hollande certainly didn't need. Already at historic lows in opinion polls, the French president was looking to use the start of the new year to grab the headlines in a rather different way. But it was his affair with a French actress that was to dominate the press instead. Melissa Bell's panel looks at the scandal that is certain to cast a shadow over Hollande's key press conference on Tuesday.
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