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Hollande’s victory: The tortoise who beat the hare

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In style and probably in substance, France’s incoming president could not be more different than the country’s outgoing leader.

François Hollande’s political rise to the country’s top post has been slow and steady, with the French media portraying him as “Monsieur Normal” – an easygoing, everyday man. Contrast that with the glamour-struck Nicolas Sarkozy, who earned the nickname “hyper-president” during his five years in office.

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Posted by on May 7, 2012. Filed under Europe,France. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.