A new poll shows that French President Francois Hollande's approval rating has hit an all-time low.
According to the survey, Hollande’s popularity rating dropped to 18 percent in April, five points less than last month. The figure is the worst rating for the French president since he was elected in May 2012. It also shows 58 percent are satisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Manuel Valls, making it the largest gap ever calculated between the two titles. Meantime, left-wing protesters have rallied against the government’s austerity policies in Paris. The protesters say Hollande is no different from his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy. The French economy has suffered two recessions in recent years, with a growth of zero-point-two percent recorded in 2013.