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Monday, 6 May, 2002, 00:17 GMT 01:17 UK
In pictures: Chirac's victory
France's voters have been out on the streets after Jacques Chirac landslide victory over the far-right challenger Jean Marie Le Pen

Joy in the multi-ethnic city of Marseille and tears among le Pen supporters at his HQ in St Cloud, Paris
Joy in the multi-ethnic city of Marseille and tears among Le Pen supporters at his HQ in St Cloud, Paris

Chirac supporters in the Place de la Republique in Paris
For many French, it was most of all a victory for racial tolerance

Jacques Chirac and his wife Bernadette
For Jacques Chirac, it was another seven years in the top job in French politics

Party politics were reborn as Chirac loyalists urged victory over the left at the June parliamentary polls

Le Pen supporters in St Cloud
Some Le Pen supporters put on a brave face by singing the national anthem outside his home...

Jean-Marie Le Pen as the results came in
... but the man who outraged a nation was hit hard at the ballot box on Sunday.

See also:

05 May 02 | Europe
Chirac wins by a landslide
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