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Socialist Francois Hollande wins French presidency

French socialist Francois Hollande has won a clear victory in the country's presidential election.

Mr Hollande - who got an estimated 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off - said the French had chosen "change".

Admitting defeat, centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy wished "good luck" to Mr Hollande.

The BBC's Gavin Hewitt is in Paris.

  • 06 May 2012
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