French elections 2012 (74 images)

France's incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy and his chief challenger for the presidency, Francois Hollande, face off in this year's election cycle.
Updated: May 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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Outgoing President Sarkozy's speech.
French outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy speaks to his supporters after he was defeated by his socialist rival Francois Hollande in the last round of presidential election in Paris, France, on May 6, 2012. UPI/Eco Clement.
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