General Jean-Louis Georgelin and Francois Hollande
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Francois Hollande becomes French president

Francois Hollande has been sworn in as president of France, becoming the first Socialist leader in 17 years to occupy the Elysee Palace.

Mr Hollande said he was fully aware of the challenges facing France, including the debt crisis and weak growth.

Christian Fraser reports from Paris.

  • 15 May 2012
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