GOOD BYE SARKO .. Hollande Defeats Sarkozy in Presidential vote
GOOD NEWS FOR TURKEY.. As well as many others in the world..
Mr. Sarkozy (luckily) has lost to Mr. Francois Hollande in presidential elections. This gentleman has unfortunately taken his place among the most unsuccessful presidents in French history due to his inappropriate attitude and politics throught his time in office.
In fact he has truly scatched the minor problems between France and Turkey and made them into big conflicts to the extent of freezing -almost- some relations between two countries.
There is no doubt Sarko has attracted a lot of dislike from Turks. However he is going to be remembered as the president with big blunders.
Bye bye Sarkozy..
Now, we reaaly do hope Mr. Hollande will not fail to consider what an important country is and thus will pay utmost attention not to hurt (or try at least) based on cheap politics and policies such as vote hunting.
Welcome to office Mr. Hollande
We hope France and Turkey can make a brand new start
Left-wing candidate François Hollande has defeated incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday’s runoff, becoming the first Socialist to win a French presidential election since François Mitterrand in 1988.
French socialist François Hollande won France’s presidential election on Sunday, with thousands of his supporters rallying across the country to celebrate the left’s return to the Elysée Palace after almost two decades out of office.
France’s Interior Ministry said the left-wing candidate had claimed around 51.67% of the runoff vote to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy’s 48.33%, with turnout at 81%.
In a victory speech in the central town of Tulles, where he once served as mayor, Hollande said he would be a president for all French people. “We are not a France divided, we are one single France, all united in the same destiny,” he told his supporters.
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The president-elect then flew to Paris to join a huge crowd gathered on the iconic Place de la Bastille, the same spot where the last Socialist to win a presidential election, François Mitterrand, celebrated his first victory back in 1981.
Thousands of people also converged on the headquarters of the Socialist Party in central Paris.
“I travelled by myself all the way from [the northwest city of] Caen to be here,” Emma, a 17-year-old student, told FRANCE 24. “I didn’t want to miss this moment. I fought hard to help François Hollande win.”
The Socialists and their left-wing allies will be hoping to keep the momentum going as they bid to win back a majority in parliament in next month’s legislative polls.
On Sunday, Sarkozy became only the second French president to fail to claim a second mandate since Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was swept out of office in 1981.
The incumbent president conceded defeat in a speech to supporters in Paris shortly after polls closed at 8pm local time. “I have telephoned François Hollande to congratulate him and wish him good luck,” he said.
But in a thinly veiled jab that reflected the bitter tone of the campaign, Sarkozy urged supporters to “respect” Hollande, before adding: “we will never be like those who fought against us”.