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Hollande wins france 2012 5 6

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Critics say Hollande's left-wing views could be trouble for France and the rest of the euro zone, while others see Sarko 2.0.
Hollande secured 51.7% of the vote, with the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy finishing on 47.3%.
Hollande wins france 2012 5 6

Francois Hollande waves as he arrives on stage to give a victory speech after the results of the second round of the presidential election on May 6, 2012 in Tulle, southwestern France. Hollande was elected France's first Socialist president in nearly two decades today, dealing a humiliating defeat to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and shaking up European politics.

Philippe Desmazes