Hollande elected French president

"The French can be confident," she said on France-2 television. "We will need everyone to help the country recover." Ms Royal faced off against Sarkozy in the 2007 election.
Partial official results, with about half of the nationwide votes counted, showed Mr Hollande with 50.8% compared to 49.2% for Mr Sarkozy. The CSA, TNS-Sofres and Ipsos polling agencies predicted that Mr Hollande will win with 51.8% to 53%, compared with 47% to 48.2% for Mr Sarkozy. They made projections based on the vote count at select voting stations around the country.
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