The recent dissolution of the government reflects the increasing pressure on Hollande to turn around a dire economic outlook.
When things are going well, the “private life” is deliberately on display for all to see. That is how the French presidency thrives.
The French president has shown that deficit reduction need not depend on deep cuts and regressive tax rises. Miliband should take note.
The French Socialist leader is a throwback, not a pioneer.
French president declares: "We don't talk of money, we talk of gold."
For the Labour leader, France's president represents the possibility of stodgy social democratic substance beating slick conservative incumbency.
The row over Valérie Trierweiler's indiscreet tweet threatens the French president's carefully constructed character.
On yesterday's French legislative elections.
On foreign policy, the French president is proving skilful and radical.