French President Francois Hollande says that he will not run for another term as president if he fails to lower the unemployment rate, which now is more than 10%. It is reported by euronews.
"I talked about reversing the trend in unemployment. It didn't happen. I was criticised for this because it was a high hope for many, especially those seeking work. If I cannot manage it by the end of my term in office, do you really think I would go before the French in 2017? The French would be merciless and they would be right. For the two years that I have left, until the very end, I intend to reform my country, to make it stronger. I am doing all I can so that, by the end of my mandate, I will be able to be, not proud of myself, but conscious of having been useful to France," said the French leader.
According to the experts, during his speech Hollande wanted to sum up the half of his mandate and to announce his next steps to attract voters. The current rating of Hollande is only 20%, making him the least popular president of the fifth republic's history.