Socialist Hollande ousts Sarkozy as French leader




 
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Socialist Hollande ousts Sarkozy as French leader
 
May 6th, 2012  
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Socialist Hollande ousts Sarkozy as French leader
PARIS (Reuters) - Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France's presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe and promised to start a pushback against German-led austerity policies. Hollande led conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by 51.3 percent to 48.7 percent with 83 percent of votes counted, the Interior Ministry said, bringing the centre-left back to government in Paris after a decade in opposition. "Europe is watching us," the president-elect said in a victory speech in his constituency of Tulle in central France. ...




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