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Francois Hollande set to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy

Francois Hollande has been elected the French Socialist Party's candidate for the 2012 presidential election when he is expected to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy.

His rival, Martine Aubry, conceded victory in Sunday's primary run-off before final results were known.

The BBC's Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.

  • 17 Oct 2011
  • From the section Europe