The Frenchman faces a minimum five-match ban if he's found guilty
After three years of almost unbroken success, the National Front leader Marine Le Pen has begun to stumble in her drive to steam-clean and re-brand the French far right.
The magazine – which exposed the alleged affair – brought forward its normal Friday publication day by 24 hours to make "new revelations"
She is now resting at La Lanterne, the French equivalent of Chequers
But what does he feel liberated from?
Closer magazine said the 41-year-old actress had first been introduced to Mr Hollande by his former partner Ségolène Royal
The actress is seeking 50,000 euros in damages for breach of privacy
Friends categorically deny that she took an overdose or attempted suicide, however. Further reports published in France today claim that Mr Hollande’s affair lasted for two years
The Elysée Palace said that Ms Trierweiler suffered a 'severe case of the blues' after news broke of Hollande's alleged affair with actress Julie Gayet
But Ukip leader Nigel Farage says the suggestion of an alliance was a non-starter
President says he is ready to axe the ‘excesses and abuses’ of France’s social model
Images add insult to ignominy for the man who polls suggest is now the most unpopular French president in history
The former French president apparently informed pals of his mapped-out life plan recently
Five hundred have died in clashes between Muslims and Christians over the last week
The French president has been left with little room for manoeuvre by collapsing poll ratings
Mainstream groups concerned that National Front could gain more regional council seats