2012 French Elections

Socialist Hollande ousts Sarkozy

The face of the newly-elected French President Francois Hollande appears on a giant screen to announce the winner of the 2012 French presidential elections as Socialist supporters react at La Bastille square in Paris May 6, 2012. France voted in elections on Sunday and Francois Hollande becomes the nation's first Socialist president  in 17 years, early estimations said.  REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol  (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR31P7B

PARIS - Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France's presidential election in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe and promised to start a pushback against German-led austerity policies.  Full Article