Monday, May 07, 2007
Nicolas Sarkozy Wins French Election
Conservative Wins Presidency With Comfortable Lead Over Socialist Rival
(AP) Energized French voters elected reform-minded Nicolas Sarkozy as their new president on Sunday by a comfortable winning margin.
With 75 percent of the vote counted, the conservative Sarkozy had 53.35 percent compared to 46.65 percent for Socialist Segolene Royal, according to the Interior Ministry. Turnout was a strong 85 percent.
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