François Hollande beat President Nicolas Sarkozy in France's run-off election on Sunday, becoming only the second Socialist Party president elected in post-war France, after François Mitterrand (1981-1995). Sarkozy, for his part, is only the second president in that same period to not win re-election. In his victory speech, Hollande reiterated his vow to renegotiate Europe's recent fiscal austerity–focused pact to save the euro, pledging to shift the E.
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
Francois Hollande appeared Sunday to be the French Socialist choice to face President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's presidential election. His opponent in Sunday's runoff election congratulated Hollande. "The Socialist primaries ha... Read Post