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Projection: Socialist Hollande Becomes New French President

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls show challenger Francois Hollande beating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the French runoff presidential election Sunday. Projections estimate that Mr. Hollande had won just over 50 percent of the vote, becoming France’s first Socialist president in nearly two decades. Shortly after the polls closed, Mr. Sarkozy called his challenger to concede defeat. Interior ministry […]

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France Votes in Presidential Runoff

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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French citizens are casting their ballots in a presidential runoff election Sunday. The latest opinion polls indicate President Nicolas Sarkozy has narrowed the gap behind his Socialist rival, but Francois Hollande is still expected to emerge victorious. Mr. Hollande cast his vote Sunday in the central town of Tulle, where he was once the mayor. […]

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France Votes in Presidential Runoff

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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French citizens are casting their ballots in a presidential runoff election Sunday. The latest opinion polls indicate President Nicolas Sarkozy has narrowed the gap behind his Socialist rival, but Francois Hollande is still expected to emerge victorious. Mr. Hollande cast his vote Sunday in the central town of Tulle, where he was once the mayor. […]

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France Votes in Presidential Runoff

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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French citizens are casting their ballots in a presidential runoff election Sunday. The latest opinion polls indicate President Nicolas Sarkozy has narrowed the gap behind his Socialist rival, but Francois Hollande is still expected to emerge victorious. President Sarkozy has faced criticism for his handling of the economy and his brash style during his five […]

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France’s Sarkozy Set for Defeat by Socialist

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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France holds its presidential runoff election Sunday, with Socialist challenger Francois Hollande expected to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. The latest opinion polls indicate President Sarkozy has narrowed the gap behind his Socialist rival, but Mr. Hollande is still expected to emerge victorious. In office five years, President Sarkozy has faced criticism for his handling of […]

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France’s Sarkozy Set for Defeat by Socialist

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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France holds its presidential runoff election Sunday, with Socialist challenger Francois Hollande expected to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. The latest opinion polls show President Sarkozy narrowing the gap behind his Socialist rival, but Hollande is still expected to emerge victorious. In office five years, President Sarkozy has faced criticism for his handling of the economy, […]

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France’s Sarkozy, Hollande Clash Ahead of Sunday’s Runoff Election

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist rival Francois Hollande have clashed repeatedly in their only debate ahead of this Sunday’s runoff election, which Mr. Hollande is expected to win. During Wednesday’s televised debate, Mr. Sarkozy and Mr. Hollande accused each other of lying during exchanges on economic policies. In campaigning, Mr. Hollande has blamed Mr. […]

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US Judge Rejects ‘Immunity’ for Former IMF Chief

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The former head of the International Monetary Fund will have to appear in court in connection with allegations he tried to rape a hotel maid in New York. A U.S. judge Tuesday rejected a motion by Dominique Strauss-Kahn to have the lawsuit thrown out on the grounds he has diplomatic immunity. Bronx state Supreme Court […]

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US Judge Rejects ‘Immunity’ for Former IMF Chief

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The former head of the International Monetary Fund will have appear in court in connection with allegations he tried to rape a hotel maid in New York. A U.S. judge Tuesday rejected a motion by Dominique Strauss-Kahn to have the lawsuit thrown out on the grounds he has diplomatic immunity. Bronx state Supreme Court Justice […]

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French Far-Right Leader Protests Presidential Election

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Far-right leader Marine Le Pen told supporters Tuesday that she will support neither incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, nor challenger, socialist Francois Hollande, in Sunday’s French presidential runoff election. In a speech at her National Front party’s traditional May 1 march, Le Pen said she will cast a blank ballot in protest. Although she said it […]

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