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.

France's new president Francois Hollande gestures to a crowd of supporters gathered at the Bastille Plaza in Paris, France, on May 7, 2012 after he was elected to the country's top position against his rival incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy. UPI/Eco Clement | License Photo
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