French President escapes impeachment
President Francois Hollande ofFrance escaped impeachment following a vote Wednesday by the National Assembly over whether he violated security protocols by revealing targeted killings by his government to two journalists, Reuters reported.
Hollande, who's been in power since 2012 under the Socialist Party, saw his parliament committee vote 13-8 against impeachment under France's constitution.
Hollande caused a stir when he perhaps inadvertently revealed the killings to two Le Monde reporters in the process of writing the book called 'A President Shouldn't Say That.' The book, released in October, is a series of Hollande interviews conducted over several years.
During one such interview in August 2013, Hollande reportedly left classified documents open on his desk in front of the reporters. Hollande also reportedly admitted to ordering airstrikes in Syria that led to four assassinations. IB Times.