French President Francois Hollande
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France's Hollande put to work immediately

On Tuesday Francois Hollande will be sworn in as France's new president, before immediately being put to work trying to tackle the European debt crisis.

Just hours after Mr Hollande attends an inauguration ceremony at the Elysee Palace with outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy, he will travel to Berlin to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks.

Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.

  • 15 May 2012
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