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Hollande President of France: a firm step towards legalising assisted dying?

France choose Francois Hollande as their President yesterday.  Hollande used in his campaign a statement implying his intention to legalise assisted dying. He stated “….all adults in the advanced or terminal phase of an incurable illness, provoking unbearable physical or psychic suffering, and that can not be alleviated, can request, within precise and strict conditions, to receive medical assistance to end their life with dignity”