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15 Times French President Francois Hollande Messed Up A Handshake

The Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant found that no one wants to shake Hollande's hand. Sad face.

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This is French President Francois Hollande. As president, he hosts many foreign guests at the Élysée Palace. He is also meant to shake many hands. Often, however, he shakes no hands.


7. Unfortunately, Holllande hasn't had much luck with the ladies, either. Here he is not shaking the hand of Jutta Urpilainen, Finland's finance minister.


12. Hollande's handshaking gaffes do not just correlate with his time in Paris. Here he is in Slovenia, doing something we probably shouldn't talk about again.


15. Handshakes aside, Hollande does have a lot on his hands. So political commentators probably shouldn't read too much into this slight by UN peace envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, right?

This incredible phenomenon was discovered and documented by the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant.

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