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François Hollande elected President of France; Nicolas Sarkozy ousted after one term

It’s offi­cial: the République française will soon have a new leader. The peo­ple of France oust­ed incum­bent pres­i­dent Nico­las Sarkozy today in a runoff elec­tion, deny­ing the Union pour un Mou­ve­ment Pop­u­laire (Union for a Pop­u­lar Move­ment) leader a sec­ond term in favor of Social­ist François Hol­lande, who has called for more invest­ment in France’s pub­lic ser­vices and fewer […]