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French Cabinet resigns after legislative vote
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French Cabinet resigns after legislative vote

President Hollande said that he immediately re-appointed Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and asked him to form a new government .

Legislative polls open in France: Who will control the govt?
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Legislative polls open in France: Who will control the govt?

Polls are open in France where voting for the lower house of parliament begins, which will determine whether new President Francois Hollande's Socialists or rival conservatives control the government.

Why politics-and voters' will-always wins over economics
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Why politics-and voters' will-always wins over economics

What we're seeing across Europe is a rebellion of voters against the austerity enforced on them.

France, Germany want to keep debt-stricken Greece in euro zone
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France, Germany want to keep debt-stricken Greece in euro zone

Hollande said he hoped the Greek people will reaffirm their adherence to the euro zone in the upcoming election.

Nicolas Sarkozy can look forward to lavish ex-presidential perks
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Nicolas Sarkozy can look forward to lavish ex-presidential perks

Like all former French presidents, Sarkozy — whose fondness for the symbols of wealth led to him being nicknamed President Bling Bling — is to receive Euros 6,000 every month as "pension".

To overcome the crisis, Europe needs plans: Hollande
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To overcome the crisis, Europe needs plans: Hollande

Socialist Francois Hollande assumed France's presidency Tuesday, inheriting a country fearful for its financial future and jetting off immediately to Berlin to tackle his most pressing problem: Europe's debt crisis.

France's Hollande in first diplomatic test with Obama
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France's Hollande in first diplomatic test with Obama

President Francois Hollande will first be flying to Germany to challenge Berlin's focus on austerity then to the United States to meet Obama and attend G8 and Nato summits.

Images: Socialist Hollande is the new French president
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Images: Socialist Hollande is the new French president

Francois Hollande was sworn in as the president of France following a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in central Paris. Image of the handover ceremony.

Francois Hollande becomes new French president
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Francois Hollande becomes new French president

Francois Hollande has become president of France following a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in central Paris. Hollande is the first socialist leader of France since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.

Nicolas Sarkozy to quit politics and practice law?
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Nicolas Sarkozy to quit politics and practice law?

Sarkozy will first have a holiday at his wife Carla Bruni's sprawling villa in south of France after handing over power to socialist president-elect Francois Hollande next week.

Sarkozy asks party to stay united after election loss
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Sarkozy asks party to stay united after election loss

Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged his divided conservative UMP party on Monday to pull together quickly after his election defeat.

Greek, French votes undermine global investor confidence
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Greek, French votes undermine global investor confidence

Greek and French election results rattled investors on Monday by undermining confidence in the region's plans to cut spending and tackle its debt crisis, sending the euro to a three-month low.

Sarkozy's 'self-centred antics' cost him French Presidency
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Sarkozy's 'self-centred antics' cost him French Presidency

Sarkozy sought to cast himself as powerless: On the 2012 campaign trail, he repeatedly pointed to Europe's financial crisis — in places like Italy and Greece — that endangered the eurozone.

Tough financial markets, signals on policy to cut short Hollande's party
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Tough financial markets, signals on policy to cut short Hollande's party

Francois Hollande faces a short honeymoon after his election as France's first left-wing president in 17 years, with financial markets eager for clear signals on his policies and how hard he plans to push back against German-led austerity.

The rise of Europe's left: France dumps Sarkozy for Hollande
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The rise of Europe's left: France dumps Sarkozy for Hollande

Socialist Hollande swept to victory in France's presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at that could start a pushback against German-led austerity.

Second round of polling begins in French presidential election
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Second round of polling begins in French presidential election

France voted in a presidential run-off election on Sunday that could see Socialist challenger Francois Hollande defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by capitalising on public anger over the government's austerity policies.

The next victim of the eurozone crisis: Sarkozy
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The next victim of the eurozone crisis: Sarkozy

Almost every crisis-hit European country that has held an election since disaster struck in 2009 has thrown out its leader. Here's a look at countries where political careers have been destroyed by the crisis.

Presidential rivals fight over France's economy
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Presidential rivals fight over France's economy

Socialist challenger Francois Hollande, who according to the polls can win the presidency by a margin of several points, hounded Sarkozy for his handling of the country's economy.

Will Hollande's victory see the rise of a kinder, gentler France?
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Will Hollande's victory see the rise of a kinder, gentler France?

If leftist Francois Hollande becomes French president, he might tell Barack Obama that France is speeding up its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan — bucking NATO's slower timetable.

Sarkozy tense, Hollande calm during French vote duel
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Sarkozy tense, Hollande calm during French vote duel

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Francois Hollande clashed repeatedly in their only television debate but the conservative incumbent failed to land a knockout blow to shake his challenger's lead for Sunday's runoff.