Photo Gallery: France's Presidents from Auriol to Hollande
05/06/2012
On Sunday, May 6, Socialist  François Hollande  defeated Nicolas Sarkozy to...
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On Sunday, May 6, Socialist François Hollande defeated Nicolas Sarkozy to become France's new president. With Hollande's election, the French people have chosen a leftist Socialist Party leader for only the second time in the history of the Fifth Republic, as the country has been referred to since changes made to its constitution in 1958.