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Hollande Ousts Sarkozy in French Vote

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports on election day in France where voters chose their next president, Socialist Francois Hollande. He defeated incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff to become France's second socialist president since the end of World War II.

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Eleanor Beardsley began reporting from France for NPR in 2004 as a freelance journalist, following all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy. Since then, she has steadily worked her way to becoming an integral part of the NPR Europe reporting team.
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