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France Elects Socialist Party Challenger François Hollande as President, Sarkozy Loses!Salem-News.com
Major upset surprises French, Hollande rides 'Anti-Sarkozy' wave to victory.
(PARIS, France) - BREAKING -- France24: Socialist Party challenger François Hollande has beaten incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in a tight run-off election to win the French presidency with 51.9% of the vote to Sarkozy’s 48.1%, according to French polling centre IPSOS.
Hollande is France's first socialist president since François Mitterand was elected 24 years ago.
In their article, the Washington Post wrote that Holland, who is 57, won the presidency in a campaign that reflected his personality — slow and steady. Like the tortoise in Aesop’s fable, he managed to overtake the hyperactive hare in front of him and win the race without ever igniting passions.
He promises his country that he will be a “normal” president, signaling a dramatic change of tone both at home and abroad for the French president after five years of Sarkozy ruffling feathers with his aggressive, brash personality, and his pro-war penchant.
Murdoch teeters in England, and the French have ousted Sarkozy and replaced him with a socialist.
Lest we forget that the French know what war means; the attacks on Libya showed many the true spirit of Nicolas Sarkozy.
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