Earlier this week, a French parliamentary committee dismissed an impeachment call against Hollande as it failed to get the majority of votes. The dismissed resolution was initiated by Lellouche, who called to impeach president, over alleged breach of security protocols by Hollande.
"The only way to shed light on what the President has done, on what has was said and was not done is a procedure of removal from office and that is why I started it… the issue of dismissal, nevertheless, will leave its trace in the public opinion," Lellouche said.
The first round of presidential elections in France is scheduled for April 23, 2017. Current candidates for the country's leading position include the only Socialist candidate, Hollande, as well as center-right The Republicans members Francois Fillon and Allan Juppe, and the far-right National Front's Marine Le Pen.