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Did "Mr. Normal" Hollande grab spotlight in UN assembly?


08:23, September 28, 2012

PARIS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Little known to many in the international community, French President Francois Hollande made his first appearance in the UN General Assembly this week.

Many felt it was an opportunity for the Socialist leader to establish his political credentials and silence critics doubting his relative inexperience.

So, did he leave an everlasting impression? Calire Piaut, analyst from pollster CSA, felt Hollande missed pulling off a coup.

"He showed firmness in his speech but he did not surprise. He avoided speaking about audacious and risky proposals and preferred to criticize institutions instead of specific countries for blocking a UN resolution against the Syrian regime," she told Xinhua.

Indeed, Hollande told the UN General Assembly in a firm tone to end the Syrian "civil war," adding: "We have a duty to act, act together and act quickly, because it's an emergency."

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