Hollande Beats Sarkozy in Presidential Election: French TV
2012-05-07 09:38:31 xinhua Web Editor: cuichaoqun
A combo picture shows at L, Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election and his companion Valerie Trierweiler at a polling station in Tulle May 6, 2012 and France's President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections Nicolas Sarkozy leaving a polling station with his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in Paris May 6, 2012. France voted in elections on Sunday and Francois Hollande becomes the nation's first Socialist president in 17 years, early estimations said. [Photo: Agencies]
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Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande has won the French presidential election, beating the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's final polling, local TV channel France 2 reported citing exit polls.
Hollande won 51.9 percent of all votes, the TV channel said.