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Francois Hollande becomes new French president

Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH

Socialist Francois Hollande won France's presidential election Sunday, defeating conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy (AP)

PARIS (AP) - Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') has become president of France following a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in central Paris.

Hollande is the first socialist leader of France since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.

Hollande, 57, was elected to a five year term in an election earlier this month, after voters ousted incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy after only one term.


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