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.
Supporters of French outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy are devastated after the announcement of his defeat 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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