Photo Gallery: France Inaugurates a New President
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Photo Gallery: France Inaugurates a New President

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French President Inaugurated Hollande Under Pressure to Score Quick Victories

François Hollande, sworn in as French president on Tuesday, will have no time to savor the moment. He will dash to Berlin to challenge Angela Merkel's austerity policy on Tuesday evening. Then he has to form a cabinet and honor his pledge to cut ministerial salaries. He urgently needs to score successes ahead of parliamentary elections in June.