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Nicolas Sarkozy

  • French voters chose their next president, Socialist Francois Hollande. He defeated incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in a runoff to become France's second socialist president since the end of World War II.
  • French voters go to the polls Sunday to choose between incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist contender Francois Hollande. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley tells host Rachel Martin what's at stake.
  • The French presidential runoff is Sunday. Rivals President Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist candidate Francois Hollande represent two very different visions for their country. How the French choose will also have a big impact on Europe.
  • The possibility that French Socialist Francois Hollande may unseat President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's election is making waves. Hollande's promise to boost growth and job creation would mark a change from the fiscal austerity pact championed by Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel.
  • In the final days before the French presidential runoff, the hunt is on for voters who supported far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. She came in third place, with nearly a fifth of the electorate. Now, the two remaining mainstream candidates are doing their best to court them.
  • Far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen could determine who wins the May 6 runoff. She finished a surprisingly strong third on Sunday. If Sarkozy can't appeal to enough of her supporters, he could lose to Socialist Francois Hollande.
  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist challenger Francois Hollande will face off next month in a presidential runoff. Anti-immigrant candidate Marine Le Pen came in a surprisingly strong third place.
  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy is heading for a runoff in the race for the presidency. After a first round of voting, he trailed Socialist Francois Hollande. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen finished a strong third. The top two candidates head to a runoff May 6.
  • The chef at the presidential palace recently revealed that Nicolas Sarkozy has said no to the cheese course after meals. He doesn't drink, so no wine for him either.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy now agree that European treaties will have to be altered to give institutions the firepower to deal with the euro crisis, but many differences remain — and time is running out.