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France Election: Socialist François Hollande Defeats Sarkozy for Presidency

France was poised for major change Sunday night when Socialist candidate François Hollande looked set to beat conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in run-off balloting for France’s presidency. Initial results revealed at 8pm local time forecast Hollande beating Sarkozy by a seemingly insurmountable score of 51.9% to 48.1%. When that result is confirmed by the final [...]
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Hollande defeats Sarkozy to become French president

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (3 years ago)

François Hollande won the French presidential election on Sunday, capturing more than 51 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Nicholas Sarkozy and become France's new president, according French television. Sarkozy, who has held ... Read Post

Nicolas Sarkozy accuses François Hollande of slander in French presidential election debate

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

Ahead of the second round of voting on May 6, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist frontrunner François Hollande trade barbs in a live election debate watched by millions. A televised debate between France's presidential e... Read Post

At least François Hollande is not Nicolas Sarkozy

News : Guardian News Blog (3 years ago)

French voters in Marseille have little hope that a Socialist president can reverse France's decline under UMP incumbent Eleonore will vote for François Hollande on Sunday, but not with any great hope that he'll do much to change her... Read Post


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