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Francois Hollande Takes Office in France

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Francois Hollande will be sworn in Tuesday as France’s new president, then head to Berlin for his first meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the European sovereign debt crisis. Mr. Hollande will arrive in at the Elysee Palace in Paris for a brief meeting with outgoing president Nicolas Sarkozy. After the swearing-in, Mr. […]

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Sarkozy Government Resigns Ahead of Hollande Inauguration

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative government has officially resigned, paving the way for the inauguration of president-elect Francois Hollande next week. Prime Minister Francois Fillon notified Mr. Sarkozy by letter Thursday that he and his ministers were resigning, although the Cabinet will continue to handle daily affairs until Mr. Hollande’s May 15 inauguration. Mr. […]

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Sarkozy Government Resigns Ahead of Hollande Handover

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative government has officially resigned, paving the way for the inauguration of president-elect Francois Hollande next week. Prime Minister Francois Fillon notified Mr. Sarkozy by letter Thursday that he and his ministers were resigning, although the Cabinet will continue to handle daily affairs until Mr. Hollande’s May 15 inauguration. Hours […]

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France’s Hollande to Focus on Growth Rather Than Austerity

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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French President-elect Francois Hollande has begun talks with EU leaders on his plans to refocus European policy on growth. Mr. Hollande met with EU President Herman Van Rompuy at the Socialist leader’s party headquarters in Paris. There was no statement after the meeting. Mr. Hollande is also set to have talks with the head of […]

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Hollande Begins to Assemble New French Government

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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French President-elect Francois Hollande has started putting together a new government after defeating conservative incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday’s runoff election. Final results show Mr. Hollande won 51.6 percent of the vote to Mr. Sarkozy’s 48.4 percent. The 57-year-old Socialist will take office on May 15. The vote reflected citizens’ disapproval of the country’s […]

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France Elects New President

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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France’s new president-elect, Francois Hollande, has begun the work of forming a new government following his win in Sunday’s runoff election. Final results Monday show Mr. Hollande won 51.6 percent of the vote to Nicolas Sarkozy’s 48.4 percent. The 57-year-old former leader of France’s Socialist Party will assume office on May 15. The vote reflected […]

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France Elects New President

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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France has a new leader after Socialist challenger Francois Hollande beat conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential election. Final results Monday show Mr. Hollande won 51.6 percent of the vote to Mr. Sarkozy’s 48.4 percent in Sunday’s runoff election. French media say the outgoing president will officially hand over power on May 15. […]

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Socialist Hollande Wins French Presidency

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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France will have a new leader after Socialist challenger Francois Hollande beat conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential election. With all but a handful of ballots counted in Sunday’s runoff, Mr. Hollande won 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Sarkozy’s 48 percent. Thousands of Hollande supporters met and cheered him outside Paris’ […]

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Socialist Hollande Wins French Presidency

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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France will have a new leader, after Socialist challenger Francois Hollande beat conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential election Sunday. With nearly all ballots counted in the runoff election, official results give Mr. Hollande 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Sarkozy’s 48 percent. Mr. Sarkozy called his challenger to concede defeat shortly […]

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Socialist Hollande Wins French Presidency

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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France will have a new leader after Socialist challenger Francois Hollande beat conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential election Sunday. With most ballots counted in the runoff election, official results give Mr. Hollande 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Sarkozy’s 48 percent. Mr. Sarkozy called his challenger to concede defeat shortly after […]

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