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François Hollande wins French election

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European and world leaders reached out Monday to congratulate president-elect Francois Hollande, France's first Socialist head of state in 17 years. Hollande won the vote with about 52 percent, according to several estimates from polling firms based on ballot samples, becoming France's first Socialist president since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995. Sarkozy quickly conceded defeat and signalled that he intends to step back from frontline politics.
European and world leaders reached out Monday to congratulate president-elect Francois Hollande, France's first Socialist head of state in 17 years. Hollande won the vote with about 52 percent, according to several estimates from polling firms...
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