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Sarkozy pledges new era of change
French President Nicolas Sarkozy urges new initiatives and tolerance as he takes over from Jacques Chirac.
What now for Nicolas Sarkozy?
Profile: Nicolas Sarkozy
NEWS AND FEATURES
Left hopes for renewal
Segolene Royal's defeat may mark the emergence of a new leader of the left, the BBC's Oana Lungescu says.
World reacts to Sarkozy's win
World leaders congratulated France's president-elect, Nicolas Sarkozy, on his victory in Sunday's vote.
Nicolas Sarkozy won 6 May poll run-off
Polled 53% against 47% for Socialist Segolene Royal
Turnout was 85%, highest since 1981
Top election issues were jobs, cost of living and identity
Cabinet team announced
Sarkozy names ally Fillon as PM
Media hope for unity
Sarkozy victory speech excerpts
French rivals clash in TV debate
Man of passion
The socialist taking a key role in France's right-wing cabinet
'A new page'
France prepares for uncertain future under a tough new leader
An overview of the history, economy and society of France
VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS
Sarkozy: 'I love France. I love France'
Royal thanked those who voted for her
FEATURES & ANALYSIS
EU excited and worried by Sarkozy
French President Nicolas Sarkozy may help lift the EU out of stagnation, but could also cause new problems.
Sarkozy soap opera grips Paris
Will Cecilia Sarkozy will be a full-time First Lady or not for her husband Nicolas?
HAVE YOUR SAY
He may not be perfect, but compared to Royal's policies, Sarkozy is what France needed.
Mustafa Yorumcu, London
Our panel look ahead to a Sarkozy presidency
Plague on both your houses
A long and gruelling campaign
French centre unmoved by debate
Workplace battles abound
Voters split on 35-hour week
A family campaign in France
Cold comfort for French economy
French town's life after industry
'Proud to be French'
Sarkozy's supporters celebrate victory in the streets of Paris
All the fun of the fair: French voters speak
What kind of France will Jacques Chirac leave behind?
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