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Commemorations of May 8: Hollande morning

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Commemorations of May 8: Hollande morning

Homage to Francois Hollande to the unknown soldier on the Champs Elysees.

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Last year, then just elected president, Fran├žois Hollande had accompanied Nicolas Sarkozy under the triumphal arch to commemorate the victory of 8 May 1945, date of the surrender of Nazi Germany. The unusual image of these "two" Presidents had marked the spirits.

This year, Francois Hollande will be accompanied by the Polish head of state Bronislaw Komorowski he invited to the 68th commemoration of the event. It must also lay a wreath at the Pantheon on the graves of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her husband Pierre Curie, and those of Jean Monnet and Jean Moulin. This state visit, the first by a Polish president in France since 2000, is mainly intended to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, including economic and military terms.

10:40 A very accurate, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place before the statue of General de Gaulle on the Champs Elysees. Then the head of state will rise the most beautiful avenue in the world, escorted by the Republican Guard.

At 11, he will be greeted upon arrival Place de l'Etoile by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, the Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and the Minister of Veterans, Kader Arif.

After the review of the troops, the President of the Republic and the Polish President will visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 11:15 in order to rekindle the flame and place a wreath.

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