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Francois Hollande, new President of France with 51,67%.

The announcement of the victory of his speech to Francois Hollande Place de la Bastille through the intervention of Nicolas Sarkozy to his supporters, here are the highlights of the evening of Sunday.

France's newly-elected President Francois Hollande celebrates on stage during a victory rally at Place de la Bastille in Paris

• Francois Holland is elected president with 51.67%of the vote,  according to the Ministry of Interior.

• Francois Hollande said “I heard your desire for change, I heard your strength, your hope, and I want to express my gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you, people of France gathered here for allowing me to be your president, “commented the president-elect to the cheering crowd, Place de la Bastille in Paris.

• The president-elect also said “too many fractures, too many injuries, too many failures, too many cuts have been able to separate our people, it’s over!” He said. Francois Hollande wants to be judged at the end of its mandate to “two major commitments”: “justice” and “youth”.

• Angela Merkel urged the new president in Berlin. “They had a first exchange and agreed to work together on a Franco-German relationship that is strong and the service of Europe,” said Pierre Moscovici, Socialist campaign director.

• Barack Obama has sent his congratulations to François Hollande. The U.S. president has invited the French president-elect to meet him at the White House.

 

• For the parliamentarian elections, the PS and the UMP are elbow to elbow, according to pollster Ifop.